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Re: [SLE] Creating a copy of a CD Image
  • From: Juergen Braukmann <juergen.braukmann@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 02 Mar 2002 09:50:40 +0100
  • Message-id: <3C809260.F52E36DA@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cincai Patron schrieb:

err, sorry, newbie question: what is loopback file system,
where can I find info about this?

-- Verdi March --

Well, I cannot tell. search google???

it works like

mount -o loop -t fs-type imagename mountpoint

it enables you modify file system images. I.e. if you want to modify
your initial bootdisk image in a nonstandard way, you would unpack it
(it's compressed), mount it via loopback modify it, unmount, compress
and rerun lilo.

if you generate cd images from the shell (mkisofs) and want different
dirs on your machine to be other different dirs on the CD -the call of
mkisofs gets a bit complicated-.
So it's nice to mount and check fs-structure before burning.

Juergen

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