Bug 993637 - mount should load loop driver when needed
Summary: mount should load loop driver when needed
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: util-linux
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Karel Zak
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-08-06 10:44 UTC by Bruno Wolff III
Modified: 2013-08-10 01:15 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-08-10 01:15:25 UTC

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Description Bruno Wolff III 2013-08-06 10:44:35 UTC
Description of problem:
Loop devices are no longer precreated. So that mounting using loop devices will fail unless you run modprobe loop first.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Steps to Reproduce:

[root@bruno bruno]# mount -o loop Fedora-Live-XFCE-i686-19-1.iso /mnt
mount: /home/bruno/Fedora-Live-XFCE-i686-19-1.iso: failed to setup loop device: No such file or directory
[root@bruno bruno]# modprobe loop
[root@bruno bruno]# mount -o loop Fedora-Live-XFCE-i686-19-1.iso /mnt
[root@bruno bruno]#

Comment 1 Bruno Wolff III 2013-08-10 01:15:25 UTC
This is working again in rawhide. My guess is that there was a kernel issue as there had been a change affecting this that was made recently. I ay have seen it later than some people because there is a dracut issue affecting booting and I needed to revert dracut to boot with recent kernels.

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