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Re: Mounting a file as a filesystem

On Thu, 5 Dec 1996, Simon Martin wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have two disks on my PC, hda=127 MB and hdb=1.6 GB. I am using hda for
> Debian, hdb is Win95.
> I installed Debian on hda as a test and promptly fell in love with it.
> Unfortunately I earn my living developing for Win 3.x/Win 95 and so cannot
> easily repartition my main disk.
> I heard some noise on this list about setting being able to mount a file as
> a filesystem. I would like to know how I can create say a 200MB file on hdb
> (Win 95) and mount it as a filesystem on say /usr.
> Is this possible? What do I need to do it?
You can create an iso9660 read only file system image file with mkisofs on
your win95 partition and then mount it with the loop device. You will need
loop support in your kernel.



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