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A loop device allows any file to be mounted as a filesystem image. Not to be confused with a loopback interface in networking. Don't use this tag for questions regarding "for-loops" (use the "for" tag instead).

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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 …
answered Jun 26 '16 by ingli
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in an attempt to access a truecrypt container, I stumbled about the prerequisite of setting up a loop device... ncoghlan suggested in an earlier answer When you run it as root, losetup -f will au …
asked Jun 25 '16 by ingli