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.

Redesigning Kita-no-Ookami Fan Club

Kita-no-Ookami Fan Club is a website of conservative opinions. Its essays are written by Mr. Kita-no-Ookami, a web controversialist. And I administrate the website with his essays under his permission.

I have been redesigning it for a couple of weeks and I publish the new design by halves. So I updated more frequently than usual since I could find many to correct with redesigning.

The biggest change of the redesign is many HTML files to be converted to XHTML files. And I made his quotations much more recognizable by blockquote tags. I hope that it’s not corruption but alternation of an editor, although he would be surprised of the new design if he saw.

I updated also my own links page by that operation. I deleted the dead links of the Snake Board (It’s a nick name.), the Association for the Rescue of Japanese Kidnapped by North Korea in Fukuoka.

Prof. Kanji Nishio and Society for Righting Characteristics of Tsukurukai

I made a new banner for this website. I pasted it to Des Liens de Emmanuel Chanel. The banner used before is written my former handle but deleted for my renewal of this website. So… now you can use that when you link my home page.

I found an error of the link to Society for Righting Characteristics of Tsukuru-Kai on the links page. If you use the Japanese environment, you don’t find error. But with others, you can see that it’s replaced of The Web Dayly by Prof. Kanji Nishio.
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I Added the categories of Nodame Cantabile and of Kurosagi on my Links

I watched Kurosagi and a movie of Detective Conan on Sunday. And this movie reminds me of Nodame Cantabile, as I posted an entry. So I link these 13 websites about them.

Detective Conan

Kurosagi

Nodame Cantabile

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.

POLYGLOT

POLYGLOT is a SNS for people interested in languages. It has the official IRC channel, too. Someone told me the URI on UniLang 3 months ago when I sought an IRC server that UniLang uses. Although I couldn’t find the server, I’ve started to park it since I’m interested in languages.
I find very many French people there. So you can practice French very often.

Updated this WordPress to version 2.5

Seeing the alert of update, I downloaded WordPress 2.5, the latest version and upgraded this blog. I could do it without troubles, although I forgot to delete all non-configuration files of the old version.

Upgrading from any previous WordPress to 2.5:

  1. Delete your old WP files, saving ones you’ve modified.
  2. Upload the new files.
  3. Point your browser to /wp-admin/upgrade.php.
  4. You wanted more, perhaps? That’s it!