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I would also add the following. You can probe where the devices are mapped with kpartx. For example: %> sudo kpartx -lv /dev/loop0 loop0p1 : 0 122880 /dev/loop0 8192 loop0p2 : 0 8257536 /dev/loop0 131072 This is helpful when you forget where the files are mapped. Of course the loop0p1 and loop0p2 are mapped under the directory /dev/mapper.
Serge's comment made me do my homework - study the man page in more depth than before. The solution was simply to enter in the shell losetup (without any arguments). Then, afterwards, losetup -f resulted, successfully, in /dev/loop0
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