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Re: USB media install has wrong partition

On 16 September 2018 at 17:38, Thomas Schmitt <scdbackup@gmx.net> wrote:
> i wrote:
>> > You could even use program fdisk to delete partition entry 2 in the ISO
> mick crane wrote:
>> never really understanding this.
>> If mount iso as loopback does it show up in fdisk ?
> No loopback is needed. fdisk will operate directly on the ISO image file
> as it would operate on the USB stick.

As an aside, it is actually an error to describe this as a "loopback" device,
because that is incorrect.

It is a "loop" device [1].

The word "loopback" does not appear in 'man mount'.

A *loop* device is a filesystem technique to make a file accessible as
a block device.

A *loopback* device is a virtual network interface.

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