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bsdtar (part of the portable libarchive [1]) can parse lots of file formats [2]. This is handy for those whose fingers are very familiar with tar's options (bsdtar xfp foo.iso to extract, bsdtar tf yoyoma.rpm to just inspect the contents). There's also a bsdcpio for those who are familiar with cpio's usage. Many linux distros now include bsdtar, bsdcpio ...


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Just unmount it. You can't break a system by merely unmounting something, except in highly unusual configurations: if any file on a filesystem is in use, the unmount operation will fail. If you can't or don't want to unmount /media, but you want to access the directory tree that the mounted filesystem is shadowing, you can move the mount point somewhere ...


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There are two types of filesystem drivers: kernel or userland. Kernel filesystem drivers are the classical type. They are faster, but since they run kernel code, it is hard to control what they do. For this reason, by default only the system administrator (the root user) can mount a filesystem using a kernel filesystem driver. The administrator can ...


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In order to mount a ISO/BIN/CUE file as a loopback device (i.e. mount -o loop) the user must be a member of the group with which is assigned to the file. Additional methods of mounting the file are to set the SUID bit, assign the user to the cdrom group, setting the user/group combination as options within the /etc/fstab file etc. See 'man mount' for more ...


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As a Gentoo user, as my regular desktop, I have to say that both the answers here, are only half correct. [I] sys-libs/glibc Available versions: (2.2) 2.13-r4^s 2.14.1-r3^s 2.15-r3^s 2.16.0^s 2.17^s ~2.18-r1^s ~2.19^s 2.19-r1^s ~2.20^s ~2.20-r1^s 2.20-r2^s **2.21^s **9999^s {debug gd hardened multilib nscd profile selinux suid systemtap vanilla ...


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Unlike other linux distros, you don't just get a Gentoo iso, hit setup and sit back, having a coffee, while setup does everything. Instead, you grab a stage and start building and compiling you OS. Luckily, for those who only need to get a feeling of Gentoo, there's a live release from time to time (already compiled and put together). In your case, you ...


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Well, all Gentoo releases are 2.2. Since Gentoo is not a distribution that has releases (i.e. in stepped increments), you won't find that around. Gentoo is a rolling release, which means all packages are continuously updated, there's no global system version like Ubuntu or Fedora. In short /etc/gentoo_release is irrelevant of the system Ā«versionĀ». What you ...



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