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The Vectorian Lounge => The Lounge => Topic started by: Pita on December 03, 2010, 06:17:37 pm

Title: Tamu what's the Meaning?
Post by: Pita on December 03, 2010, 06:17:37 pm
For the first time that I am using VL I have used vliloconf and it seems to be
a great program. No more need to mount other partitions when a change
in lilo has to be made thanks to that "tamu" directory.

Now what is the meaning of "tamu".

One more thing, that picture of a mushroom of the splash screen in VL-7 is
absolutely gorgeous.

Regards
Title: Re: Tamu what's the Meaning?
Post by: Andy Price on December 04, 2010, 06:46:46 am
I don't know what tamu means but I have to agree about the mushroom picture! Hope it stays for the final release...
Title: Re: Tamu what's the Meaning?
Post by: gamfa on December 04, 2010, 01:24:40 pm
Texas A&M University
Title: Re: Tamu what's the Meaning?
Post by: johnvan on December 04, 2010, 03:55:23 pm
Since the developer of that section of code was Kocil, who is in Indonesia, one can assume that this is an Indonesian word. Babylon translation has the word meaning "guest, visitor".
Title: Re: Tamu what's the Meaning?
Post by: Pita on December 04, 2010, 05:25:42 pm
I have to make a correction to my statement that one does not need to
mount other partitions with vliloconf. That is only valid when all have the
same HD designation of either hd?? or sd??.  If for example one has installed
VL-7 which goes with sd?? and one is in VL-6 which goes with hd? vliloconf fails.

In this case one has to create a directory lets say VL7 (mkdir /mnt/VL7) mount it,
make the necessary editing in fstab and edit lilo.conf. In the setion for VL7 change root =  /dev/hd?? to
root = /mnt/VL7/dev/sd??.  Then do lilo from the command line. I always do first
lilo -t -v, the t flag for test.  Guess that will make GrannyGeek happy.

May be the maker of vliloconf can crack that nut.