How do I use the loop-back device?

(written by Haidinger Walter)

Do a "man 8 mount" and search for a section entitled "THE LOOP DEVICE".

Create the device-nodes if they do not exist yet:

mknod /dev/loop0 b 7 0
mknod /dev/loop1 b 7 1
mknod /dev/loop9 b 7 9

More information and examples can be found in:

Note: To use loop devices, you must have a kernel that supports them.