On Wed, 2 Aug 2000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > email@example.com said:
> > > Linus, distributions need loopback to build boot filesystem images.
> > No they don't.
> Its pretty much impossible to do it any other way. Which should encourage
> them to fix it
I just use the ramdisk block device to build my boot floppies. That works just
fine with 2.4.0-test5. Now if I wanted to lay out a CD image that'd be pretty
rough to do on a ramdisk (unless you have about a gig of RAM). So the loopback
is needed for that.
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