Sorry Boo but it wasn't the right distro version - at least not what I got from the torrent.(LinuxMint-2.2.iso.torrent (27.14 KB / 10263 downloads / 272.06 MB traffic))
Have just burned the DVD from the ath.cx website and this is the right one (http://newelite.ath.cx/linuxmint/LinuxM ... TA-022.iso
KDE beta 0.22 version is very nice and once I'd set it to static IP it worked great ( as a livedvd).
Still don't like "tasty-menu"
Will try it on my Laptop as LiveDVD before I attempt to install it.
By the way, this message is being written from the LiveDVD.