linuxice runs great on 9.04 and 9.10. there are not gains to upgrading to 10.04 or 10.10 (except for new hardware support). i upgraded to 9.10 so i could have an audio equalizer. i would highly recommend you grabt he linuxice iso and install from that, it installs in about 10-15 minutes and is ready after that. the linuxice iso is also a livecd, so you can experiment with it. you'll save yourself a lot of pain by using the iso, you haven't even gotten to your touchscreen yet.