Problem is now solved, here is a summery of steps taken.
1. First tried the sugguestion in post #2 to install and run boot-repair. Ran the boot-repair utility which bombed. I can't remember the the actual error.
2. Since I was running the 32-bit version I downloaded the 64-bit version as sugguested in posts #'s 2,4 and 5.
3. During the installation of the 64-bit version I never saw an option between EFI/EFI and BIOS/legacy/AHCI as sugguested in post #2.
4. After installation still had the problem in the orginal post.
5. Installed boot-repair again and this time it ran. I first ran the bootinfo summary to get a snapshot at where I was. The results are at
6. Next ran the boot-repair to fix the problem and it instructed the following:
gui window opened up for me to confirm changes then entered:
sudo apt-get install -fy
sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get purge -y --force-yes grub-common
7. Ran bootinfo summary again.
sudo apt-get install -y --force-yes grub-efi
8. Restarted, used F2 to get into "bios" and Ubunutu now shows up as an option. Set boot priorty for Ubuntu and it booted up without problems.
Thanks to everyone who replied. The help is greatly appreciated.