I finally did it. I downloaded the right version of Ultimate Edition 4.2 Release Base: debootstrapped (Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Thar tree)
Environment(s): Mate 1.8.0
It turns out that the 4.4 was a complete disaster. Mate 1.8.1 was completely different than anything I had ever seen and it simple sucked. On top of that still could not get my sound card or wifi to work with it.
So when I first got 4.2 going of course the wifi worked out of the box but the sound card did not, but it was exactly what I was looking for. So I did some research and found out that the kernel was 3.13 Only one point off. Go figure. So I did some digging and it just happens that someone else on the Ultimate forum had asked this very same question about updating to a newer kernel 3.17 or something close to that and they laid out all the directions on how to do it. Well I'm pretty new to even basic terminal speech and it took me about ten tries before I got it right. It turns out that because I am booting off a thumb drive my tmp file was in a different place. So I got schooled on a bit of new terminal terminology. After upgrading the kernel it took a bit but finally I got sound. You can imagine how ecstatic I was about this.
So then I tried to get online and found out my wifi was no longer working. Ahh the trials and tribulations of Linux. I remember all the patience I had to learn when first learning Windows
Anyway, did some more research and found out that this is a major issue with the newer kernels and they still have not fixed it as far as I know. But I did find some work arounds and eventually I got it back up and running. So now I have a fully functional LTE Linux Distro on my thumb drive. I even figured out how to install Pale Moon and today I'm going to work on the profile restore. If all goes well then I will consider doing a dual boot on my XP SSD drive. Right now it's sooooo slow on that thumb drive but if I put it on the SSD then it's gonna fly. 8-) Well I'll update when I make some more progress. By the way, did everyone take the weekend off? I have not heard from anyone in over two days. Hmmmm