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#1 2006-08-23 21:04:48

Registered: 2006-08-23
Posts: 5

Trouble with mkinitrd (All of your loopback devices are ...)

Hi all,

I'm trying to rebuild the kernel, and have been somewhat succesful. The only step missing is building the "initrd-image". This I can however not do, as mkinitrd is failing (ERROR: All of your loopback devices are in use!). A bit of googling turned up these postings … 07473.html

that I believe is an accurate description of my troubles (lsmod | grep loop returns nothing, and I can not find loop.[o|ko] in /lib/modules/`uname -r`).

The abovementioned postings recommend booting from a live-cd with a stock kernel, mounting whatever neccesary and then doing mkinitrd. I however do not have a live-cd (or arch install cd) available, so I was wondering whether it would be possible to just compile loop.o for the running kernel and the modprob'ing it? Any suggestions would be welcomed.



PS. I'm also a bit curious as to why loopback support is not compiled as a module in the stock kernel (I believe it was recently updated with pacman). Has something gone wrong in this update, or is this an error of some sort?


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