I used a PC as a router/server machine. I bought it 8 years ago. And it didsn’t work well these months. So I’ve bought a new server. The model is HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 v2.
I heard that it didn’t support UEFI but BIOS. So it cannot boot the big harddrives like 3TB HDDs without RAID as far as I saw on the net. But I found that small bios_grub partition on the head of the storage enable grub2 to boot from such big drives without RAID. So I put 1MB partition on my harddrive. So now I can boot Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS.
I successfully upgraded Linux Mint from 17 to 17.1 yesterday by How to upgrade from Linux Mint 17 to 17.1
>As excited as we are about 17.1, upgrading blindly for the sake of running the latest version does not make much sense, especially if you’re already happy with 17 and everything is working perfectly.
But I haven’t found any problems about Linux Mint 17… I wanted to examine 17.1.
Well, it’s good to do that as a member of Linux Mint Japan Members although I’m actually a lazy member.
I installed two 8GB memories as the addition to the 8GB memory since I use the desktop PC heavily. I use Linux Mint that doesn’t require so much memory, though. After that, I installed Linux Mint 17 Qiana MATE 64bit. It got quite faster with 24GB memory. But its CPU cooler is gone. So I couldn’t post this entry till now. (Now I’ve installed a new cooler. And the situation looks stable.)
When I installed Linux Mint 16, about its ibus, I said:
At first, like switching off ibus, I did ibus to alphanumeric mode with the key of switching input software. (the default key is [Super] + ) but looks that it’s set for us to use [全角/半角](Zenkaku_Hankaku) key. But as he points, ibus doesn’t show the status whether alphanumeric or Kanji.
But on the ibus of Linux Mint 17, I can see that status on the cursol when I push [全角/半角](Zenkaku_Hankaku) key.
When I upgraded it, “do-release-upgrade” didn’t work. So I put “-d” option.
$ sudo do-release-upgrade -d
I got troubles with the web server and with the mail server. The former is by the change of Apache’s specification(Upgrading to 2.4 from 2.2) and the latter was just my configuration files’ permission.
Although I don’t know how longer I will continue, I put the captured pictures of our Prime Minister’s Office’s English Facebook page on my anonymous FTP site(HTTP). I captured it with Pearl Crescent Page Saver of Firefox and so on.(FTP/HTTP. You can find some of them also on Maren Roush vs Emmanuel Chanel.)
I wondered what usage there is except illegal releases. But I got this answer that I upload the evident images too big to put as the web pictures.
The analog sound part got disabled after the first installation. So with a panic for that, I installed it again. (Now the state is stable.)
One big issue, common with Ubuntu 13.10 is the big change of ibus. (See Ikuya Awashiro’s Ubuntu Weekly Recipe 第296回 Ubuntu 13.10と日本語入力) At first, like switching off ibus, I did ibus to alphanumeric mode with the key of switching input software. (the default key is [Super] + ) but looks that it’s set for us to use [全角/半角](Zenkaku_Hankaku) key. But as he points, ibus doesn’t show the status whether alphanumeric or Kanji. In addition, the abolishment of ibus’s language panel makes it harder to input Japanese from the X server of Windows PC on another room.
Linux Mint 15 Olivia got released on 29 May 2013. And I newly install it. So I needed to configure something.
Some say that Windows is much better than Linux. But I’m a sort of a Linux junkie.
Actually, I was trying to install Debian 7.0 wheezy. But I had a trouble with /boot partition even though it’s not a problem on upgrading. And the partitioner corupted the old partition table with making a GPT partition. Mistaking it for the trouble by a Debian installer, I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server Edition many times. After that, I succeeded to install it when I make the 711MB base partition as / volume and LVM Physical Volume with /usr, /tmp, /var, /home, and swap.
I cleanly installed Linux Mint 14 Nadia on 21 Nov. 2012. It’s based on Ubuntu 12.10. And I’ve also become a member of Linux Mint Japan from Linux Mint 13 Maya for a half year. You can install the Japanization packages by the way on ダウンロード | Linux Mint Japan. I did after my installtion of the distribution. The packages that Linux Mint Japan distribute are made by sachs, the administrator of < href="http://simosnet.com/livecdroom/">ライブCDの部屋. It had had a problem that it override the configuration of ibus, a Linux software like MS-IME before. It was very inconvenient since I use some non-Japanese input methods on ibus. But it’s already fixed on the time of my installation although the fix is not complete.
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I hate Unity, the default desktop of Ubuntu. So when I installed it, select the Gnome Classic desktop after installing Gnome Shell. Many people dislike Unity. So yesterday, I cleanly installed Linux Mint, a derived distribution of Ubuntu with Mate desktop forking at Gnome 2.
I feel Mate much better than Unity or Gnome Shell. It’s as easy as Gnome Classic on Gnome 3. That’s good since Gnome Classic will be obsolate.
Since I use LVM, I installed Linux Mint by the way on Mint + LVM?.