[TriLUG] loopback mount a gzipped file without decompressing
porter at trilug.org
Wed Sep 27 09:52:32 EDT 2006
> If I've got a compressed filesystem image, say cd.iso.gz , is it possible
> to get mount to mount it without first decompressing it?
Short answer is "no".
The loop driver is looking for an uncompressed file. It needs to be
able to seek to a specific point in the file. Gzip is a stream
compression technique that does not handle seeking to an arbitrary point
in the stream without uncompressing from the beginning.
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