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Title
I can't write to /dev/loop0 while making RecoverEDGE diskettes
Keywords
RecoverEDGE Linux Redhat loop device kernel module BackupEDGE
Product Release(s)
01.01.08 build 6
Operating System(s)
Linux (glibc 2.1)
Linux (glibc 2.0)
Linux (libc)
Problem Description
While in RecoverEDGE selecting Make Disks gives me the following error:

Could not write to device Details: Device was '/dev/loop0'

Cause
Loopback support is not enabled in your kernel.
Solution
While logged in as root, cd to /usr/src/linux. Then type the command:

make menuconfig

Select Block Devices, scroll down to Loopback Device Support. In the check box insert an 'M' to create as a loadable module.

Once selected, Exit and Save Changes. Once back to the command prompt, type:

  • make dep
  • make modules
  • make modules_install
  • insmod loop

    Attempt to generate your diskettes.

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    Last Updated - 2018/05/16

     

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