Well, I'm having more problems.
When I got home today, VL would not boot. It just sat there loading after I choose VL from GRUB. So I decided to try a clean install, but it wont complete. At different times during the install, I get a black screen with a bunch of error messages. The first error is "kernel panic - not synching: fatal exception in interrupt" and then there are a bunch of other errors like do_invalid_op+0x0/0xa0, error_code+0x7c/0x90, a bunch others, and the final one is unkown_bootoption+0x0/0x190. I am not using any boot options as I just press enter at the start.
I don't know what else to do. Does any of this point to a specific hardware problem?