Before you link me to anything I have to say that I have tried booting into GRUB by holding the shift key and it doesn't work. I just go straight to the black screen like I didn't press anything at all. Anyway...
I have booted with my USB to my "try Ubuntu" setting and can check the volume I installed Ubuntu and everything seems to be there. I can't find any issues what so ever regarding the install not happening. It seems to be all there, it just doesn't boot after install.
My install process goes something like this:
Boot from USB and hit the "Install Ubuntu" option.
Install updates through wifi and also install third party programs.
Name my various user/pass/name options.
Pick my drive. I have a 90GB SSD, a 300GB HDD and a raid 0 600GB drive. I install on the 90GB SSD.
Install happens. No issues come up.
Prompts for reboot. I reboot.
Reboots to USB asking same questions UNLESS I change boot order in BIOS from USB to SSD
My hardware looks like this:
Asus Maximus Gene IV
nVidia GTX 470
90GB Kingston SSD
900GB total in HDD
Any suggestions? As said above, I have tried to boot into GRUB and it didn't work. I also should mention I was forced to do a hard reset on the BIOS earlier today, so the board is probably at factory settings regarding BIOS. Would really appreciate any and all help.