Aye, thx i did find that info this morning, darn confusing to a linux noob
It does run of a USB fine but it didnt install so well ,I did a manual install using the partitions i had already created for the working ubuntu installation but i formatted them first. It got to the part where it was setting up the partitions (formatting the / mount) and it just got stuck half way , i left it for 2 hours before deciding it was stuck and had had enough at that point. o yea and i also did not see an option to set where the grub would be installed so i couldnt specify it to be where i wanted it.
Its all made so confusing , (i.e. lets build cars and for some technical reason we shall label the petrol cars as diesel (mondeo TDI Mk3, its actually petrol but we had a good reason to label it TDI) Crazy ^^ ).
Anyhow , id really like a suggestion as to what distro/DE has the flashiest and most customizable DE ? so many to choose from. I might try kubuntu as the KDE DE does look v nice but i dont really know as iv never used it just read about them all (well most of them anyhow).