Add additional loop device on Linux
August 22, 2011Posted by on
- mknod created a new device.
- -m660 sets the mode to 660 for the filesystem.
- /dev/loop8 specifies the device to create.
- b sets the device as a block device.
- 7 and 8 are major and minor device numbers.
So this creates on a standard Linux the eighth loopback device.
mknod -m660 /dev/loop8 b 7 8 chown root.disk /dev/loop8 chmod 666 /dev/loop8