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FYI, the MINOR number referred to in the previous answer must increment with the loop number. I'm mounting a whole bunch of ISOs, so I need a bunch of devices. I wrote this short script to create devices 8-30: #!/bin/bash for i in {8..30}; do /bin/mknod -m640 /dev/loop$i b 7 $i /bin/chown root:disk /dev/loop$i done Also, ...


The thing here is that /dev/sr0 is linked to a kernel device driver. That device driver will allow access to a physical CDROM if available through that node; VMWare and VirtualBox emulate hardware as you mention and hence the kernel and device driver think they're communicating with hardware. The /dev/sr0 doesn't point to a certain buffer directly, it ...

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