The installation to the FMV 6200 T5, a very old PC with Pentium Pro 200MHz, 64MB memory cost much more labour than usual. I tried to install Debian 6.0 squeeze with Debian 6.0 squeeze di-beta2-i386 CD 1 since I had burnt it for my router/server PC’s bootloader trouble. And it doesn’t let me partition LVM(Logical Volume Manager) volumes. di-beta2-i386 netinst CD, neither. (I haven’t examined di-beta2-i386 businesscard) After all, I used 3 floppy disks (diskettes) for the installation with its hdd-installer made on 27 Nov. 2010.
When I tried the CD1 and the netinst CD, partman, the partitioning software on Debian installer doesn’t load LVM support or Encrypted File System support for insufficient memory. In the former case, I found the debug console’s line like “partman: insufficient memory to support LVM…”(Not quote. I haven’t record the log.). I wanted to use LVM. So it is a problem that the partman doesn’t load LVM support.
The FMV has become almost too old even for Debian.
* I don’t have a USB memory. And my Ubuntu 10.10 PC cannot write anything to diskettes on its floppy disk drive by an error. (The old versions of linux can. I don’t know what the bug is.) So I wrote these diskette images by rawwrtxp.exe on Windows XP.
- The 2 diskettes of BG Rescue
- It’s a 2FD linux distribution, enabling the FMV to connect my LAN, to set the boot partition for the hdd-installer, and download the installer.
- The 1 diskette of GRUB
- I saw GRUB 起動ディスク(GRUB kidou disk, GRUB boot disk). I wrote grub-0.97-i386-pc.ext2fs on the diskette. You can download the grub on http://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/grub/. BG Rescue includes LILO but I didn’t know that.