I cleanly installed etch on an old PC. And NFS didn’t work. Now it looks working but I don’t know why.

I have an old PC given by a friend. And I installed Debian etch 4.0 via network. I installed NFS server with postgresql 7.4 . I wanted the NFS server and not postgresql . But the NFS server didn’t work even with these lines.

# /etc/init.d/nfs-common restart
# /etc/init.d/nfs-kernel-server restart

When I tried to mount, it says:

mount.nfs: mount to NFS server ‘rpcbind’ failed: RPC Error: Program not registered
mount.nfs: internal error

Continue reading I cleanly installed etch on an old PC. And NFS didn’t work. Now it looks working but I don’t know why.

Trouble with reducing /usr and /var

I wanted to expand the /tmp partition (On a Logical Volume.) on Fedora 9. So seeing 3 GB free space on /usr and /var in total, I tried to reduce them in single user mode. But it doesn’t let me unmount them.
I messed up for a long time. But someone said why I didn’t edit /etc/fstab for not mounting the file systems. So I did like this.

/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
#/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol05 /home reiserfs defaults 1 2
#/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol04 /tmp reiserfs defaults 1 2
#/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol03 /var reiserfs defaults 1 2
#/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol02 /usr reiserfs defaults 1 2
UUID=eb422228-006b-488e-8aa2-78e211ec5667 /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0

Restarting in the single user mode after that, I could resize the file systems. But it’s not recommended since you can fail. Someone advised me to use a rescue CD and someone advised me to use Knoppix.

My Fiber Cable is Cut

On Sunday, maybe, you couldn’t access this server. It’s because the cut of my fiber cable of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation (NTT East). It’s by my mother with stumble of it early in the morning. And I found the cut around the noon. It’s got recovered till 16:30 on that day.

The fiber cable is not only the internet cable but also the phone cable. So I had to call NTT east by my cell phone. NTT‘s operator said that they didn’t know how many minutes they would cost repeatingly several times. But they sent the repairers in current day.

We expected that it would cost few days. So I’m a bit surprised. But probably in over seas, you would cost much more days.

I installed Fedora 9 few days ago and failed to burn my irc log and so on with Brasero.

I installed Fedora 9 by network installation. I had Fedora 8. (Fedora is one of the biggest linux distribution.) Soon after that, I tried to backup my log of irc chat and so on via Brasero. And I failed. It doesn’t complete to burn DVD-R correctly when I tried to burn it from the project directly. I found the bugzilla entry of Ubuntu: Brasero requieres 4GiB on /tmp to write an iso image
You can install it without a DVD media with the way below. (I forgot to record them. So I write it by my memory.)

  • put Fedora-9-i386-DVD.iso on another server’s root of the nfs exported directory. (Now I name)
  • su –
  • mount -o loop Fedora-9-i386-DVD.iso /opt
  • cd /opt/isolinux
  • Copy vmlinuz and initrg.img to /boot
  • vim /boot/menu.lst
    (Add these lines.)

    title Fedora 9 Installer
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /vmlinuz ro root=/dev/sda1 selinux=0 reiserfs
    initrd /initrd.img

  • shutdown -r now
  • Go to the selection screen and select “Fedora 9 Installer”.

I’ve used only Fedora and Debian. So I know only those two. I love Linux for its CLI, especially bash. I found that I don’t know bash well but it let me use the commandline very conveniently.

Kurosagi the movie

I watched Kurosagi the movie (映画 クロサギ) today, too.
Kurosagi is originally a manga serialization by Kuromaru and Takeshi Natsuhara on Weekly Young Sunday (週刊ヤングサンデー). It was made into a TV drama from 14 Apr. to 23 Jun. in 2006 and the movie is the sequel of the drama.

Kurosaki, the hero of it is a swingler burning up only cons. In TV shows, he has clients in all cases but in the original, not in all. In the original, as he does in TV shows, he buys information from Katsura, the fixer of swingler society. Katsura is the planner of fraud leading Kurosaki’s father to family suicide. So Kurosaki, himself is a victim of fraud and he’s become one for revenge on all cons but he needs Katsura.

In all versions, Kurosagi looks a sort of Mission Impossible since all episodes show interesting tricks. The episode of Kurosagi the movie, too. It is based on the original serialization, too, as the all episodes of the TV drama version. One swingler’s con smashed up many corporations to damage Japanese economy itself. So Katsura whip him by Kurosaki.

I’d read the original episode when I watched the movie but probably you can enjoy much more without reading it.

Detective Conan: Full Score of Fear reminds me of Nodame Cantabile

Today, I watched Detective Conan: Full Score of Fear (名探偵コナン 戦慄の楽譜), which is the movie of Detective Conan in 2008, this year. Detective Conan is originally a mystery manga serialization by Gosho Aoyama (青山剛晶) on Shonen Sunday (少年サンデー) and the anime based on it. I like mystery. So I watch every movie of Detective Conan.

One big theme of the movie is classical music. So it reminds me of Nodame Cantable (のだめカンタービレ), the live drama based on the honomymous manga by Tomoko Ninomiya (二宮知子) since it was a drama about classical music on air in 2006. I watched its repeat several times in 2007. I hear that it influenced the popularity of classical music in Japan. So I felt the possibility that it influenced Detective Conan, too.

The Renewal of My Website.

I renewed this home page and changed it a blog. I don’t have custom to keep diary. So I won’t refresh it often. It sounds bad, heh. I originally made this website as a salon for my Japanese conservative friends. But changing my nick to this, I try to make it also an international website. So I translate my links page into English and this blog is in English. I’ve written some entries on a nucleus system before installing this blog. But I don’t know how to recover them on this blog. So I haven’t entered any logs.
On the net, I’m interested in many stuff. As a conservative Japanese, I want to help conservative people if little. I haven’t helped someone on Wikipedia, though. I like animes, American TV dramas, IRC, and so on, too. As a conservative Japanese, I cannot agree that the Jenin Massacre denial is denialism. When the enemies wearing civilian suits creep into civilians, it’s clear that no armies cannot keep from killing civilians. I learned that in the discussion of Nanjing Massacre denial. (cf. ejcjs – The Nanjing Incident: Recent Research and Trends:) I had some arguments on some IRC channels of Israel about my view of Japanese history and got angry but it’s not integral to accuse Israel of killing civilians. (cf. my introduction on #israel website)