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Loop module on centos 6.4
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Loop module on centos 6.4

can anyone help me extracting iso file on centos 6.4?

I tried mount -o loop "file.iso" /mnt/disk but no luck.. it produce error:

mount: Could not find any loop device. Maybe this kernel does not know
about the loop device? (If so, recompile or `modprobe loop'.)

modprobe loop produce "FATAL: Module loop not found."

Sorry for my bad English

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  • Master_BoMaster_Bo Member
    edited September 2013

    What does

    losetup -a

    return?

    EDIT: by the way, what is the origin of this CentOS? I installed CentOS 6.4 from its minimal ISO, it supports loop devices without any additional tuning.

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  • Is it on an OpenVZ VPS, or a KVM VPS? Or a dedicated server?

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  • @Master_Bo said:
    What does

    losetup -a

    return?

    nothing
    ![](http://i.imgur.com/YTObvzm.png)

    EDIT: by the way, what is the origin of this CentOS? I installed CentOS 6.4 from its minimal ISO, it supports loop devices without any additional tuning.

    well, in the solusvm, it just say centos 6 64bit..
    Linux server.xxxxx.tld 2.6.32-042stab076.7 #1 SMP Thu Apr 25 13:35:47 MSK 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    Sorry for my bad English

  • @Magiobiwan said:
    Is it on an OpenVZ VPS, or a KVM VPS? Or a dedicated server?

    it is openvz..
    I tried gogling but end with nothing

    Sorry for my bad English

  • edited September 2013

    You can make the loop devices manually.

    Method 1 (create multiple loop devices):
    yum install MAKEDEV
    MAKEDEV -v loop
    ls -la /dev/loop*

    Method 2 (create a single loop device):
    mknod -m 660 /dev/loop0 b 7 0
    ls -la /dev/loop*

    There is also some udev config required to make the loop devices survive a reboot, but let's see if either of the above methods work first.

    EDIT: Actually, this probably won't work unless OpenVZ has re-enabled creation of loop devices inside containers :(

  • @SegmentationFault said:
    You can make the loop devices manually.

    Method 1 (create multiple loop devices):
    yum install MAKEDEV
    MAKEDEV -v loop
    ls -la /dev/loop*

    Method 2 (create a single loop device):
    mknod -m 660 /dev/loop0 b 7 0
    ls -la /dev/loop*

    There is also some udev config required to make the loop devices survive a reboot, but let's see if either of the above methods work first.

    EDIT: Actually, this probably won't work unless OpenVZ has re-enabled creation of loop devices inside containers :(

    tried both of them.. still same error came out:

    Sorry for my bad English

  • Open a ticket with the provider. They probably have to enable the module on the host node.

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  • is it the last option I have?

    Sorry for my bad English

  • It'll certainly help.

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  • ok.. thanks :)

    Sorry for my bad English

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