The following is a list of references you can use to learn a bit more about partitioning, installation tools, and installing Ubuntu and Linux variants on a variety of hardware. You'll also find information about installation on hardware employed for embedded and mainframe solutions.
http://www.yale.edu/pclt/BOOT/DEFAULT.HTM A basic primer to partitioning that is operating system nonspecific.
http://www-1.ibm.com/linux/ Home page for Linux at IBM, with links to products, services, and downloads.
http://www-124.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/linux390/ Home page for IBM S/390 Linux solutions.
http://www.dell.com/linux/ Dell Computer's Linux information pages.
http://www.linux1394.org/ Home page for the Linux FireWire project, with information regarding the status of drivers and devices for this port.
http://www.linux-usb.org/ Home page for the Linux USB project, with lists of supported devices and links to drivers.
http://elks.sourceforge.net/ Home page for Linux for x286 and below CPUs, ELKS Linux.
http://www.lnx-bbc.org/ Home page for the Bootable Business Card, a 50MB compressed Linux distribution that offers hundreds of networking clients, a live X session, web browsing, PDA backup, wireless networking, rescue sessions, and file recovery.
http://www.coyotelinux.com/ Home page for several compact Linux distributions offering firewalling and VPN services. The floppy-based distribution works quite well on older PCs and does not require a hard drive.
http://www.freesco.org/ Home page for a floppy-based Linux router solution that works on 386 PCs, requires only 6MB RAM, and provides bridging, firewalling, IP masquerading, DNS, DHCP, web, telnet, print, time, and remote access functions.
http://www.bitwizard.nl/sig11/ A detailed overview of some root causes of Linux Signal 11 errors.
http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/parted.html#introduction Home page for the GNU parted utility.
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