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Old 01-27-2005, 01:09 AM   #1
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cant mount iso file


hi guys, i have this problem.

i did a :

mount -o loop -t iso9660 /mnt/hda3/test.iso /mnt/test

but got a :

mount: could not find any device /dev/loop#


can anyone please hellp me
 
Old 01-27-2005, 01:38 AM   #2
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Post the output of (as root):
Code:
ls -R /dev | grep loop
 
Old 01-27-2005, 01:40 AM   #3
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Try this is!!!

mount /dev/hda3 /mnt/test -o loop -t iso9660
And I didn;t getted you want to mount cd or hard drive?!!?
 
Old 01-27-2005, 01:42 AM   #4
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Try this is!!!

mount /dev/hda3 /mnt/test -o loop -t iso9660
And I didn;t getted you want to mount cd or hard drive?!!?
1) That's almost the exact same command, just rearranged
2) It doesn't include the *.iso that the O.P. wants to mount
 
Old 01-27-2005, 01:44 AM   #5
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ok i did what you said but it gave no output, so i tried a simple ls -R /dev and tried searching for a loop device but i couldn't find it.

do all linux boxes typically have loop devices? If so then there must be something wrong with my installation is there?

by the way, just out of curiousity. what's a loop for anyway?
 
Old 01-27-2005, 01:46 AM   #6
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So you mean that he want to mount just one iso(I'm kind of getted now!)
 
Old 01-27-2005, 01:47 AM   #7
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The loop is the kernel loopback device - the device which allows you to mount a file (and essentially loop when reading from/writing to it).
It's usually compiled into the kernel or as a module, and it's strange it's not there.
Try this (as root)
Code:
modprobe loop
and let us know what it does.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 01:55 AM   #8
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hey hey!!!

it worked!! i mounted my iso file and got to explore its contents!!!

thanks a bunch scuzzman, youre a life saver.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 01:56 AM   #9
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Ok - now add that line to /etc/modprobe.conf
 
Old 01-27-2005, 02:03 AM   #10
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check.

thanks again
 
  


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