LiveCD via loop device?

Stefan Wetter swetter at
Mon Jan 29 12:47:26 PST 2007

Jorge Almeida schrieb:
> I was wondering whether it would be possible to install LFS using the
> live CD image mounted on an existing system via loopback device and then
> chroot'ing. The idea is to get the best of two worlds: a sane system in
> the live CD and the possibility to keep using the computer as usual
> while installing LFS (plus the possibility of doing it remotely, if
> needed). 
> Is this possible at all? I just mounted the CD image via loopback
> device, but I can't figure out what to do next, as it doesn't look like
> a regular populated filesystem.
I think its a compressed image on the CD you will have to mount throug 
loop-device. Maybe you want to have a look at 
In this thread the theme is a little different, but maybe you can use 
the hints Alexander gives there.

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