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Re: Mounting a file as a filesystem

On Fri, 6 Dec 1996, Hamish Moffatt wrote:

> > > 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.
> why iso9660, especially since you say it's readonly?
> You can put any file system (AFAIK) in the loopback,
> so ext2fs should be no problem. Performance might
> not be so hot but acceptable.
This may be true (most probably is) but mkisofs is the tool I know about
from personal experience. How would I create an ext2fs in a file? Wouldn't
it still need to be a ro file system?



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