wc711; Hi !
I extend my welcome to you. Your participation is encouraged on this forum. But there are procedures to follow; Please observe our moderator Bucky Ball's directive to start a new thread when a new situation occurs.
To that end, please mark this thread as solved, helps keep the forum tidy, and start that new thread with the appropriate title. In that thread demonstrate that you have the "high end" hardware to run the "high end" edition of ubuntu.
Go to the first post in your thread. Click on "Edit Post". Now click on the orange "Go Advanced" button. In the advanced editor change the prefix to "SOLVED". Now click on the orange "Save Changes" button.
You have come some ways on the learning curve and the process continues !
it is all a learning experience