I am running a Lenovo T440p with a clean install of Ubuntu. No dual booting. Over the weekend I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. There were some package install errors that led to Ubuntu being booted in 'low-graphics' mode. I ultimately fixed the package issues by deleting my installed cisco VPN client. I was then able to do an apt-get update and apt-get upgrade.
Here is where all that backstory leads: after rebooting my system, its like the bios doesnt even know there is an OS installed at all. It can see the HD, but it wont boot to it. And I am unable to open GRUB in any way.
I used the Live CD to install and run boot-repair with no luck. It says it completed successfully, but does not seem to have made a difference.
Ive tried just mounting the drive so I can get the files I need and reformat the thing. But I cant seem to get that to run either. It seems to map correctly, but when trying to mount using:
sudo mount /dev/mapper/encrypted /media/encrypted
I get the following error:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/mapper/encrypted, missing codepage or helper program, or other error
Running dmesg | tail from there doesnt seem to provide any actionable help.
I am getting desperate here. And any help either mounting the drive, or better-yet repairing the boot process would be eternally appreciated.