I managed to boot! Steps are below:
Install kernel 4.8.8-25-generic from
Boot into the latest 4.4.0 kernel left over from Ubuntu 16.04
Get the 370.28 driver from NVIDIA (prior drivers lack support for Linux 4.7/4.8)
Install it using `sudo sh <path-to-run-file> -k 4.8.0-25-generic`
Reboot your machine!
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Linux 4.8 as in 16.10 hangs during boot
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