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Re: [suse-security] Can't make losetup mount a crypto file to the loopback device (SuSE 8.2)
  • From: Adam Daniel <adamd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 13:41:50 +1000
  • Message-id: <20030501034150.GD30976@xxxxxxxxxx>
I had this same problem and the solution was rather simple, the module for twofish wasnt loaded.

do a lsmod and look for:

loop_fish2 9120 0

If its not there, then do a insmod loop_fish2 and it all should work.


On Wed, Apr 30, 2003 at 11:51:25PM +0200, Bo Jacobsen wrote:
> I'm trying to mount a file to the loopback device but the losetup command
> complains about it.
> I'm using the command line:
> losetup -e twofish /dev/loop0 /root/testfile
> losetup asks for a password but returns:
> ioctl: LOOP_SET_STATUS: invalid argument
> when one is entered
> "losetup -e none" works
> I have tried with the standard kernel in SuSE 8.2 but also kernel 2.4.20-13 with both
> "loopback device support" and "Twofish encryption for loopback device" compiled
> into the kernel.
> Any suggestions.
> Thanks in advance
> Bo Jacobsen


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