I newly installed Debian 6.0 squeeze on Fujitsu FMV 6200 T5 on 14 Dec and on 15 Dec

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.

* Mr. Kenshi Muto (武藤健志) and Mr. Yasuhiro Araki (荒木靖宏) of Debian JP project helped me find the problem on the official IRC channel. Thank you very much, Mr. Kenshi Muto and Mr. Yasuhiro Araki.

* 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.

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