I found this awesome site (Lemaker) with premade images. I selected the Lubuntu image for banana pi and followed the directions to burn the img file to my sd card.
I press power, red light comes on solid, green light comes on solid. If network cable is plugged in, I get blinky lights. Power and reset buttons respond as they should meaning the computer doesnt seem to be freezing at any point while trying to boot.
I just dont have an hdmi signal.
I figure its just something dumb I am doing or not doing to get this thing going.
Thank you for your time.