Installing Ubuntu 9.10 on Zepto Znote V11a / Marasst X11A / Lengda M11A netbook

Summary:

This guide will guide you through, step by step, on how to install Ubuntu 9.10 on the Znote V11a/Lengda M11A/Marasst X11A netbook and to get everything working, including the touchpad.
I originally created this guide back in February 2010 for my old blog, which was hacked and the database deleted. I know this is an old guide, as Ubuntu 10.10 has arrived, but I didn’t think it needed to go to waste anyway.

This guide will walk you through the steps of the English install, and all the selections will be the English ones. If you are installing Ubuntu 9.10 in any other languages the selections might be different.

Hardware specifications:

As the Znote V11a / Lengda M11A / Marasst X11A at the release in September 2009 were pretty unique regarding the hardware specifications, I’ll just summarize them:

  • Intel Atom N270 1,6GHz
  • 1024MB PC5300 DDR2 RAM
  • Intel GMA 950 onboard graphics with up to 224MB shared RAM
  • 160GB Western Digital 5400 rpm hard drive
  • Realtek based 10/100/1000Mbit network
  • Realtek based 54Mbit wireless network
  • 1.3MP Webcam
  • 11.1” LED backlit LCD screen with a 1366×768 resolution

Some of the specifications are pretty bland and standard netbook stuff, but especially the 1Gbit wired network, 1.3MP webcam and 1366×768 screen resolution on the 11.1” screen where pretty unique as other manufacturers released similar specifications 1-2 months later.

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