I decided to switch from Windows to Ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop, an acer travelmate p.
I booted up with the USB ISO. I did a regular install, no updates. I did the delete and install style build. Install went through without a hitch.
Now my laptop boot loops. A message comes up super fast saying something along the lines of can't find boot loader, then it restarts.
When I go back into Linux via the USB, I do a parted print and I see my esp partition with the boot flag. I also see the ext4 with everything else on it.
I also tried a efibootmgr.
I got 4 results. windows as 0000, iba ge slot as 0001, my HD as 0002, and the USB im on as 0003. I deleted the Windows one, but I did notice Ubuntu wasn't on there. I'm a little stumped about what my next step would be now. Any advice?
Edit: I successfully got mint 17.3 installed weirdly enough. That gave me the idea to try 16.04.4 and then upgrading after that. The later had the same results as installing 18.04 unfortunately