Creating loopback devices during boot.

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jools
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Creating loopback devices during boot.

Post by jools » 2006/05/23 17:52:35

Hi all,

I built a CD server running Mandrake a couple of years ago and am trying to repeat it with CentOS 4.

The default number of loop devices created on boot is 8 (loop0........loop7) and to increase this on Mandrake I had to modify a script that created the devices before the filesystems were mounted. I've run grep across the /etc/ directory and its contents but I can't find anything relating to creating loop devices. Can anybody help out?

Thanks,


Jools

Lenard
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Creating loopback devices during boot.

Post by Lenard » 2006/05/24 20:28:54

Add the max_loop switch to the /boot/grub/grub.conf line that begins with something like 'kernel /vmlinuz', example;

kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.16.17 ro root=LABEL=/ quiet max_loop=XXX

where XXX can be 1 to 256

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