[wplug] floppy disk rescue

Alexandros Papadopoulos apapadop at alumni.cmu.edu
Tue Nov 28 11:16:16 EST 2006

On Tuesday 28 November 2006 16:01, Zach wrote:
> On 11/28/06, Jonathan S. Billings <billings at negate.org> wrote:
> > mount -o loop /path/to/floppy.img /mnt/floppy
> What is the benefit of using the loopback versus just mounting it
> without the "-o loop"?

Can't do it any other way. A dd image is not a real device. The loopback 
driver allows you to emulate physical storage devices using plain files.


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