I installed with what I thought were the recommended partitions but I think I may have done something wrong. I'm not loading windows or any other OS and I don't have anything indispensable on the computer. I tried reinstalling trying to use as many default settings as I could. For awhile there it only booted into BIOS and all of my boot options were missing but it would work when I booted with the ubuntu live usb inserted. Fiddling with the settings I can create a new boot option but I don't know where the path is located.
boot repair log : http://paste.ubuntu.com/11878425/
I can reinstall, repartition if I need to.
To clarify booting in CSM mode gave me back an insert bootable disk and retry error. in the boot options I have no options. I reinstalled using UEFI, same problem. Boot repair is currently hung at "purge and reinstall GRUB of:sda3(upd) http://paste.ubuntu.com/11879419/