Rebecca Ore on Thu, 31 Jul 2003 12:08:05 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] Job searching continues

On Thu, Jul 31, 2003 at 11:34:16AM -0400, Martin DiViaio ( wrote:
> > I believe there are ways of accessing ISO files as a drive, or
> > extracting their data like an archive (I think WinRAR will let me get
> > into ISO files). I don't know of any Linux methods offhand, but I know
> > it's doable in Windows. I'd think it would be possible to do a remote
> > install from the image, but that's just a guess.
> mount -t auto -o loop file.iso mountpoint
> Will work as any user as long as the user has read access to the iso and 
> read/write access to the mountpoint directory.
> You also need the loopback device module compiled for the kernel.
> It's been available since the 2.0 series kernel and maybe earlier.

Sparcs boot from the boot prompt -- I'm not sure how this would work but
the boot "ok" prompt can read from the attached drives (I had miniroot
on a swap partition on the second SCA drive, if I remember correctly.

I have a four gig hard drive external and two SCA drives of 2 gig each.

The other option would be setting up a file export from the Linux box to
the NetBSD box.

Rebecca Ore
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