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mount ran out of loop devices



I'm trying to mount a handful of iso images so that their contents can
be shared across the network.  Fedora Core 1 seems to have a limit of 8
loop devices that I can use to mount these images.  I need 9  ;)

Here's what I get when I run mount on the 9th image:

# mount -o loop yarrow-i386-disc3.iso /shared/redhat/fedoracore1-3
mount: could not find any free loop device

But there are more than 8 loop devices listed in /dev:

# ls /dev/loop*
brw-rw----    1 root     disk       7,   0 Jan 30  2003 /dev/loop0
brw-rw----    1 root     disk       7,   1 Jan 30  2003 /dev/loop1
brw-rw----    1 root     disk       7,  10 Jan 30  2003 /dev/loop10
brw-rw----    1 root     disk       7,  11 Jan 30  2003 /dev/loop11
brw-rw----    1 root     disk       7,  12 Jan 30  2003 /dev/loop12
brw-rw----    1 root     disk       7,  13 Jan 30  2003 /dev/loop13
brw-rw----    1 root     disk       7,  14 Jan 30  2003 /dev/loop14
brw-rw----    1 root     disk       7,  15 Jan 30  2003 /dev/loop15
brw-rw----    1 root     disk       7,   2 Jan 30  2003 /dev/loop2
brw-rw----    1 root     disk       7,   3 Jan 30  2003 /dev/loop3
brw-rw----    1 root     disk       7,   4 Jan 30  2003 /dev/loop4
brw-rw----    1 root     disk       7,   5 Jan 30  2003 /dev/loop5
brw-rw----    1 root     disk       7,   6 Jan 30  2003 /dev/loop6
brw-rw----    1 root     disk       7,   7 Jan 30  2003 /dev/loop7
brw-rw----    1 root     disk       7,   8 Jan 30  2003 /dev/loop8
brw-rw----    1 root     disk       7,   9 Jan 30  2003 /dev/loop9

So how do I access the other loop devices so that I can mount more than
8 ISOs?

--Wart





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