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Re: Mounting a file as a filesystem

Sebastian Kuzminsky <kuzminsk@taussky.cs.colorado.edu> writes:

>    So my question is this:  how do i fsck the filesystem in a file?

Use losetup(8) to associate the loop device with a file first, then
fsck, and then mount.

losetup /dev/loop0 /the/loopback/file
fsck -t ext2 /dev/loop0
mount -t ext2 /dev/loop0 /mnt


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