Download ubuntu-9.10-netbook-remix-i386.iso from http://www.ubuntu.com. Write to a USB thumb drive (actually a 2GB SanDisk Cruzer that presents itself as a HDD) using ImageWriter (usb-creator-gtk). Edit the BIOS (F2) to enable everything under the Advanced tab and the then edit the Boot tab to put USB HDD before the Hard Drive. Then start the Kogan holding F10 to get into the boot menu to boot from the USB HDD.
The partitioning just put everything into one partition. Probably would have been better to create a home partition?
The update manager kicked in and upgraded the system.
Initially the touchpad was not functioning. Easily fixed (thanks to
by editing (for grub2)
$ sudo gedit /etc/default/grub
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i8042.nomux"
$ sudo update-grub2
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