I don’t know why but I feel this Linux Mint 17.2 PC unstable. So I tried the clean installation. I don’t feel so many changes except the fact that I needed to install some software again, though. Maybe, my PC is getting too old…
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 InspIRCd, an IRC server and anope, an IRC service daemon on 27 Sept.2014. I wish that there was a Japanese conservative IRC network free from anti-Japanese leftists’ oppression about political issues including historical recognitions, whaling, and so on in trend of the world’s IRC network technology. So with that installations, I founded SakuraDoori, a personal IRC network with only one server. The server name is irc.emmanuelc.dix.asia and its port is +6697 (SSL).
Probably, only a few people come. But I felt like doing that by seeing irc.juggler.jp, the most popular server of IRC@2ch(2ch.net / 2ch.sc), the most popular Japanese IRC network got independent because of 2ch’s trouble.
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.
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.