Ubuntu 12.04.4 on Acer Aspire X1935

Moving from Mint 15 with Mate 1.6 to Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS caused some grub issues on my Acer Aspire X1935. The installation seemed to go fine until I rebooted and then I came ub with the following screen – before even getting to a grub page.

error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found.
grub rescue>

I followed the details in the post below but the step that puzzled me was whether to mount the boot partition listed under fdisk -l i.e. the windows MBR or the linux root partition. Looking at the instructions and taking a bit of an educated guess of where grub sits I mounted the linux root partition and ran the grub-install command. That was the correct option! Grub installed, Ubuntu and Windows are now both bootable and all is good with the world.

Fix taken from this post: http://askubuntu.com/questions/266429/error-file-grub-i386-pc-normal-mod-not-found

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