FTP install using ISO

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Thu Jul 6 22:16:28 UTC 2006

On Thu, Jul 06, 2006 at 01:26:14PM -0700, Robert F. Chapman wrote:
> the way I do it, is create a path of
> /fedora/linux/core/[releasever]/[basearch]/iso
> I place all the different version ISO files in their respective

> Once autofs mounts the image, It is accessible bye any number of
> individuals/services.  I don't remember how many consecutive loop
> devices you can have open.  I think it was around 12.  

Probably an integer power of two, so 8 or 16.

> You can create a custom kernel and change the maxloop constant if
> you need more.

Or, since the loopback device is provided by a kernel module, you can
put the following into /etc/modprobe.conf:

options loop max_loop=64

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