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- Join Date
- Nov 2008
mount loop device ?
Here is the error message that i'm getting:
cd /boot gzip -dc initrd-2.4.20-8.img > /tmp/initrd.ext2 mkdir /mnt/initrd mount -o loop /tmp/initrd.ext2 /mnt/initrd mount: you must specify the filesystem type
Thanks in advanc
Read the man pages!
man mount man initrd less /usr/src/linux/Documentation/initrd.txt
mount -t ramfs /tmp/initrd.ext2 /mnt/initrd
- Join Date
- Apr 2004
That error is telling you it doesn't recognise the image type. What happens when you run 'file' against your image?
chris@angua:~/dev/scratch$ file test.img test.img: Linux rev 1.0 ext2 filesystem data
man mountTHE LOOP DEVICE
One further possible type is a mount via the loop device. For example,
mount /tmp/fdimage /mnt -t msdos -o loop=/dev/loop3,blocksize=1024
chris@angua:~/dev/scratch$ sudo mount -o loop,steve test.img tmp/ mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/loop0, missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or soTo be good, you must first be bad. "Newbie" is a rank, not a slight.
I apologize, I didn't see 'THE LOOP DEVICE' section towards the bottom of the man page myself. I sort of get this steam buildup in my head whenever someone asks a good question like this. I have personally been tied up with other things (besides the forums) and I tend to be short, because I cannot spend the time I need/wish to on a good problem like this.
So anyway I think you are trying to access the file system inside your initrd image. This is my first real crack at this (I use a monolithic kernel). You don't actually mount this file if you want to modify it. Use this command line instead to extract its contents into the current directory (so use a new/tmp one):
gzip -dc ../initrd.gz |cpio -id