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Re: Loopback device

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: Loopback device
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 14:07:51 +0000
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"Yoshinori K. Okuji" <address@hidden> writes:

> On Friday 21 January 2005 01:12, Marco Gerards wrote:
>> Here is a patch to add loopback support to GRUB.  Although a lot of
>> people told me they would find it useful, I just wrote it out of
>> boredom without thinking about its use, just to figure out how hard
>> it would be.
> That's great. That is the very thing I wanted to have.
> BTW, I think it is better to make it possible to choose a device type 
> (i.e. if it has a partition table or not). I'm always annoyed with that 
> Linux cannot deal with a hard disk image.

I could add an argument for that.  Such thing is not hard.  But I
don't have a harddisk image around to test this.

Can someone suggest a good image (bochs or so) that has multiple
partitions and filesystems so I can test this?  I prefer ext2.


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