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Partitioned loopbackdevices

Partitioned loopbackdevices

Posted Nov 11, 2004 16:40 UTC (Thu) by vmole (guest, #111)
In reply to: Partitioned loopbackdevices by Duncan
Parent article: Partitioned loopback devices

Anyway, it would have been very useful to have this solution available in the kernel at that time, such that with a couple additional configuration tweaks, he'd have been on his way.

I don't think that's actually the case (although I haven't looked at the actual patch, so correct me if I'm wrong). The implication of this article was that you could create a loopback device whose backing store was a single SCSI (SATA) partition, and then partition the loopback device. Accessing existing partitions isn't the same thing.

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Partitioned loopbackdevices

Posted Nov 11, 2004 18:04 UTC (Thu) by pflugstad (subscriber, #224) [Link]

no, I think this patch lets you map a loopback device to an entire block device - see the example - he uses /dev/hdb with 60+ partitions.

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