I remember there being a discussion long ago about a loopback
device, which will allow an ordinary file to be mounted as a block
device. Does anybody know if this critter exists for Linux 1.2.13 or
This device exists as a module. The latest version I saw, lo.3.5c, wasQuote:> I remember there being a discussion long ago about a loopback
>device, which will allow an ordinary file to be mounted as a block
>device. Does anybody know if this critter exists for Linux 1.2.13 or
I've been running a Linux system for some time now, and fool around with
it all the time. So... I'm booting from floppies once in a while to
recover problems that I cause for myself.
Anyway, I decided to follow the Loopback device as a root device mini0
HOWTO, and as far as I can tell, I have everything set up correctly. I
want to use this instead of floppies.
The kernel loads and initializes, then loads the initial ramdisk image
into memory, and it says that the ext2 partition was mounted successfully.
However, immediately after this, I get attempt to read past end of device
errors (and something about a bread error). It almost seems that the
partition type isn't recognized or something. It doesn't even start
to execute the /linuxrc file.
When I already have Linux loaded, I can mount the file just fine.
Does anyone know what's happening here?
13. Loopback device