Let me explain all the steps I took, it might help you understand my situation. I first partitioned off 65GB off my main HD of 500GB for Ubuntu, I split the partition up into 3 groups. 500MB for the /boot for Ubuntu (as mentioned on the guide), 4GB for the swap and 60GB for Ubuntu. After installation I rebooted and it went straight to windows. I used EasyBCD to put Ubuntu into my loader and find myself on the black "grub>" command screen with nothing to do.
If I stick the USB stick in, I can load Ubuntu using the "Try Ubuntu" and "Install Ubuntu" options, I'm not sure if it is loading from the OS on the partitioned drive or not, the drive that is for Ubuntu is just a regular disk drive with all the files on it. When I click 'Try Ubuntu without Installing' every session is a new one. No matter what files I extract into Documents or the Desktop, no files are saved when I reboot. As was my problem with the wifi dongle not working.
To me, it doesn't sound like it is loading Ubuntu from the drive, instead just booting a 'trial' session from the USB. I don't know if it's because I have a UEFI system or not, but I think that is having something to do with this.
I guess the main problems I'm having is Ubuntu will install but won't boot. I can't update grub because I can't connect to the internet. I can't connect to the internet because there's a bug with the dongle I need to fix, I can't fix it because I have no access to the actual system to update it properly.
Wish it was I can instead of I can't, you know? Lol.