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Re: ext3 problem with loop devices?



Andreas Gruenbacher schrieb:
> 
> On Sun, 25 Nov 2001, Andreas Gruenbacher wrote:
> 
> I forgot to mention that this occurs with linux-2.4.15 on a SuSE-7.3
> system.
> 
> > Hello,
> >
> > it seems I am having a problem with loop mounting on ext3. I am doing
> > this:
> >
> >    - make an ext2 filesystem in a file

I guess ext3 ???

> >    - loop mount this file
> >    - write into the loop mounted file system
> >    - umount the file
> >
> > Sometimes this works; occasionally the file remains empty after the
> > umount. A sync before the umount seems to help.
> >
> > Is this a known problem?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Andreas.

I've experienced a general ext3 problem when trying to install Suse 7.3
on a newbies new computer.
No filesystem was written; short in time I've installed Mandrake 8.1
what did the job.
The Suse loop device did a good job on Suse 7.2 (another machine) with
ext2

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