Long story short, I think I'm just going to wipe everything on my current system and do a fresh install.
I currently have a bootable USB with 17.1. Can I just install that and then run the updater to get everything current? I know we're on 18.something now and there's been at least two kernel updates since. I wasn't sure if this version was too old to start with or if I'd have to make a new bootable usb.
In terms of partitions, I think I know I do a 500mb FAT 32 partition with a /boot/efi mount point, a 4GB linuxswap partition, and then an ext4 with "/" as mount point. If this is wrong, let me know. Do I need to check any of the flags for any of the partitions as well?
That's all I have for now. Thanks!