What are loopback devices, how can I create more and how can I use them?

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Issue

  • What are loopback devices?
  • How can I more loopback devices be made available?
  • How can loopback devices be used?

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3

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