On Tue, Jun 28, 2005 at 07:30:58PM -0500, Anthony Liguori wrote:
> Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> >[if you are happy to reply at all, please reply cc'd thank you.]
> Hi Luke,
> >the question is, therefore:
> > * how the hell do you loopback mount (or lvm mount
> > or _anything_! something!) partitions that have
> > been created in a loopback'd file!!!!
> See http://lists.samba.org/archive/linux/2004-December/012627.html
> In summary, if you have a single partition then you can use the
> following command:
> mount -o loop,offset=32256 loop.img /mnt
> There's mention of a replacement loopback driver that supports
> partitions but a quick google'ing didn't turn anything up.
yeh, i know - pain, innit - hence my question!
you'd have to know in advance that someone worked on this
already such that they picked a suitable keyword e.g. "extended
loopback" or "enhanced loopback".
the latter gives this:
fortunately the knowledge is stored in a number of people's heads,
namely ian and mark's, and they've kindly responded and pointed me in
a suitable direction.
lomount.c, a 259-line-program which cannot be found anywhere
but in source code form, actually analyses the first block
and performs above-suggested suitable mount commands on your behalf.
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