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This mini howto explain how to create more loop device on your operating system.You need to create more loop device in some case like encrypted file system or HVM xen virtualization.  By default there are 7 devices available, named /dev/loop0 through to /dev/loop7 .

INFORMATIONS

You can find the loop device like that :

# ls -al /dev/loop*
brw-r----- 1 root disk 7, 0 Mar 19 09:34 /dev/loop0
brw-r----- 1 root disk 7, 1 Mar 19 09:34 /dev/loop1
brw-r----- 1 root disk 7, 2 Mar 19 09:34 /dev/loop2
brw-r----- 1 root disk 7, 3 Mar 19 09:34 /dev/loop3
brw-r----- 1 root disk 7, 4 Mar 19 09:34 /dev/loop4
brw-r----- 1 root disk 7, 5 Mar 19 09:34 /dev/loop5
brw-r----- 1 root disk 7, 6 Mar 19 09:34 /dev/loop6
brw-r----- 1 root disk 7, 7 Mar 19 09:34 /dev/loop7

The creation of the loop device is very simple but you have 2 options for this creation one is without reboot and the other one is with a reboot.

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