Hi Neal! I am actually typing this reply while using the new re-master running as a live CD! As it turns out, I was mistaken about the red X, it was actually the "you don't have permission to mess with this file because you are not root" X. I had run the re-master in the root terminal, but was logged in in my user account, so on a hunch, i logged out and logged back in on the root account, and there was my shiny iso sans-red-X!! Right-clicked and selected a slow burn and boo-yah!
First time ever for me that a distro's remaster utility has actually worked as it's supposed to, geez, I know i'm starting to kinda sound like a fanboy, but this OS never ceases to amaze me, I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop, so to speak, but it just never does!
Thanks for your help Neal, really appreciate your prompt reply and willingness to lend a hand, i'll be marking this thread SOLVED!