Now here is a weird thing. I have just re-installed using the same image. This time I selected Install Ubuntu from the text mode screen and the install went as it should and upon reboot I am at a working desktop. Now blackscreen. No login screen bounce back. How is it possible for the different options to install to work differently?
I have found one negative thing. It is not loading xmir. Did I tick install third party software without intending to? No. No proprietary video driver. It is on Gallium 0.4 = Nouveau.