I preformed a fresh install, followed the directions and it worked. Thanks
Ubuntu 10.04 on Dell
grub version (GNU GRUB 1.98-1ubuntu9)
It is very important for me that normal user accounts are blocked from reading access (grub.cfg, 00_header ... ect) since the password is visible.
Its worth mentioning that as a result several "complaints" were upchucked at boot ie.
sudo chmod 771 /etc/grub.d*
Don't understand EOF
Can't read script ....
However, I did not have trouble accessing the grub menu or entering password to edit to grub script.