OK, so here's the deal:
I loaded Gingerbread, decided I wanted to go back to Liberty. Wiped data/cache, loaded backup for Liberty. It wouldn't load, it stayed at the white Motorola symbol, never even got to the boot animation.
Booted into recovery, tried to follow instructions to sbf, loaded "Droid 2 (2.3.20) Odexed Update.zip" from the sbf forum. When that was loading, it tried to delete the factory recovery and install clockwork recovery. It froze at this screen for roughly 20 mins, so I ended up pulling the battery.
THE IMPORTANT PART:
Now I have no recovery, I can only get to the ! screen. From there, I tried to re-install clockwork from the recovery-update.zip included in the clockwork mod folder. (I found somewhere else on this forum that told me to do so.) When I try to do that, I get an error: "error in /tmp/sideload/package.zip"
/tmp/sideload folder doesn't even exist on my SD card. Can someone get me this file so I can reload clockwork and get an OS back on my phone? (Or otherwise help me to get back to normal!?)
PS - no matter what I did, it never got past the white motorola boot thing to the normal boot animation.