My son bought me a thumb drive version of Ubuntu. It is version 12.04. I love Linux and wish to dump Windblows! My current problem is getting my mouse to work. When I try to run the Ubuntu thumb drive it loads fine except there is no mouse support at all. My machine is a Lenovo model: Ideapad S145. It came with Windows but now I want to run Ubuntu. Any suggestions from you rocket scientists?
Hello. @Akito is very right. You should use a new version of Ubuntu (20.04) or Linux Mint (20).
For creating a new bootable thumbdrive you have some options.
If you already (still) have Windows, you could follow this howto:
You can’t just copy the iso file to the thumbdrive. It has to be “installed” via one of the many tools that are around on Windows or GNU/Linux.
What are the specs of your machine (CPU, RAM, HDD, …)?
Maybe there is a need to alter the desktop environment to something “lighter”, if you have low memory and/or an older CPU…
Anyway, come back here, if there are any obstacles or further questions.
@Zardoz one thing that can cause problems installing ubuntu is the graphics card that your computer uses. the following command just asks your computer to list that card and some information about it. if you could copy and paste it into a terminal (and then press enter) and post the output here, we might be able to let you know if it could possibly give you any trouble: lspci -v | grep -i graphics
My thanks to all! I now have ver. 20.04 and it has the mouse working great. My new problem is no internet connection. Mine is wireless and I must learn how to set it up properly. I do know the name and password for it, I just don’t know “How” to make it happen.