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Re: Mounting a file as a filesystem

Hamish Moffatt writes:
> > Dale Scheetz <dwarf@polaris.net> writes:
> > > 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?
> > 
> > You use losetup to make the loop, then make the fs, and then mount it.
> > See the losetup(8) man page for details.
> > 
> > And no, it wouldn't be ro.
> Although you need to make a file of the desired size first so you have
> something to losetup.
> eg for 10mb file system,
> dd if=/dev/zero of=file bs=1k count=10240
> losetup /dev/loop0 file
> mke2fs /dev/loop0
> mount -t ext2 /dev/loop0 /mnt

For all that I know about Linux, here comes along a new feature to fasinate me

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