how is the rootfs created and mounted

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drahz
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how is the rootfs created and mounted

Post by drahz » Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:30 am

I don't understand how the rootfs file was created. I would like to know. was it a dummy file that was created then formated to standard. also how would you mount this file as a drive?
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Post by orochi » Mon Dec 19, 2005 7:24 am

to read back files, i.e. mount it
mkdir /mnt/loopback
mount -o loop /location/to/rootfs /mnt/loopback
donno what but after you mount it you can format the filesystem after the previous commands

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