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Improved text about kernels with loop module compiled-in (Scott Worth…

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Loop devices
============
+If you see "mount: could not find any free loop device" you have
+to increase the number of loop devices of the loop module.
+
+
Increasing the number of loop devices
-------------------------------------
-If you see "mount: could not find any free loop device" you have
-to increase the number of loop devices by adding the following
-to /etc/modprobe.conf on a 2.6 kernel (or /etc/modules.conf on
+Unfortunately some distributions (eg. SLES9 or RHEL6) has the loop module
+compiled as aprt of the kernel, therefor you have to add 'max_loop=64' to
+the kernel parameters directly and you require a reboot.
+
+In case the loop module is a loadable module, you can simply add the
+following to /etc/modprobe.conf on a 2.6 kernel (or /etc/modules.conf on
a 2.4 kernel).
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@@ -49,9 +56,5 @@ An easy way to create more, is by doing:
You can have up to 256 loop devices mounted.
-PS Unfortunately SLES9 has compiled the loop module inside the kernel,
-therefor you have to add 'max_loop=64' to the kernel parameters directly
-and you require a reboot.
-
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-Please send me improvements to this document.
+Please send me improvements to this document.

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