Unfortunately there weren't any parallels with their issues that I could see, but that may be my lack of Ubuntu knowledge and the commands that go along with a Linux install. However, I did manage to get it working. Turns out I missed the note about making sure I was running Node vs 4.2.2. Since I installed the latest of everything I thought I was good, but I had to use Nodist to downgrade Node to 4.2.2. Once I did that it worked.