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Can't increase loopback devices

Post  stumpyuk1 on Tue May 20, 2014 4:57 pm

Hi

I notice that CAINE has 8 loopback devices (the default number I think). Normally it is just a case of editing the grub file and running update-grub to increase the number of loopback devices, however, as / isn't mounted directly running update-grub does not work. Does anyone know of a way to increase the number of loopback devices in CAINE, is it possible to increase the number in a future release?

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Re: Can't increase loopback devices

Post  slo.sleuth on Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:47 pm

stumpyuk1 wrote:Hi

I notice that CAINE has 8 loopback devices (the default number I think). Normally it is just a case of editing the grub file and running update-grub to increase the number of loopback devices, however, as / isn't mounted directly running update-grub does not work. Does anyone know of a way to increase the number of loopback devices in CAINE, is it possible to increase the number in a future release?

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If booting with a Caine boot disk, choose to edit the grub command at the splash screen and add the line:
Code:
max_loop=64

If the system is already booted, use the mknod command:

Code:
# mknod -m660 /dev/loop8 b 7 8

You will likely need to change the device owner and permissions. More information can be found here: http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/CDServer-HOWTO/addloops.html
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