Oh shit, everything is broken, help. There is a laptop. It needed to get reformatted and reloaded with full disk encryption + Ubuntu. I nuked the partitions from orbit with gparted from a Live CD and reinstalled Linux. NOW EVERYTHING IS BROKEN AND EVERYTHING IS HORRIBLE. GRUB loads into "grub rescue" but ls only gives me hd0 and hd0,msdos1 and ls fails on both of those with "unknown filesystem" or whatever. boot-repair and rescatux utilities both fail. boot-repair doesn't even give me an option to repair and rescatux goes into an unending loop of I/O errors. I also posted on the Linux Questions forums but I have NO FAITH WHATSOEVER.