When I try to mount an ISO image with
mount -o loop I get
mount: could not find any free loop device
losetup -a shows
/dev/loop0: :2464 (/dev/sda1)
/dev/loop1: :3439 (/dev/loop0)
/dev/loop2: :4482 (/dev/loop1)
/dev/loop3: :4486 (/dev/loop2)
/dev/loop4: :4490 (/dev/loop3)
/dev/loop5: :4494 (/dev/loop4)
/dev/loop6: :4498 (/dev/loop5)
/dev/loop7: :4502 (/dev/loop6)
What is the purpose of a loop device which refers to
sda1? And what is the purpose of all the other loop devices referring to the previous one?
Is it safe for me to disconnect these loop devices so that I can use them? If so how do I do so? (Running
losetup -d /dev/loop[0-7] gives
loop device is busy.) If I cannot disconnect these, how do I create new loop devices that I can use for mounting ISO images?
p.s. I am running Debian "wheezy" v 7.1.0.