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Re: Mounting a file as a filesystem

On Fri, 6 Dec 1996, Scott Barker wrote:

> Scott Barker said:
> > mount -t ext2 /path/to/file /mount/point
> oops. That should be
> mount -o loop -t ext2 /path/to/file /mount/point
> And, don't forget to make sure that the loop devices have been created:
> cd /dev
> ./MAKEDEV loop
If you use loop devices at all you will certainly want more than one. My
system has loop0 thru loop7.
This would allow your mount to look like:

mount -o loop=/dev/loop2 -t ext2 /path/to/file /mount/point



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