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Error with "mount" on Debian 7 x64

  • Posted July 30, 2013

I am trying to secure the /tmp and /var/tmp directories by doing the following…

cd / dd if=/dev/zero of=tmpfile bs=1024 count=1048576 mkfs.ext3 -j /tmpfile mount -o loop,noexec,nosuid,rw /var/tmpfile /tmp chmod 1777 /tmp echo “/var/tmpfile /tmp ext3 loop,rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0? >> /etc/fstab rm -rf /var/tmp/ ln -s /tmp/ /var/tmp

However, when using mount, I get the following error…

mount: Could not find any loop device. Maybe this kernel does not know about the loop device? (If so, recompile or `modprobe loop’.)

Why is this?

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Same error:

> mount -t xfs /var/DataRequests.xfs /var/Requests

mount: Could not find any loop device. Maybe this kernel does not know about the loop device? (If so, recompile or `modprobe loop'.)
root@***:~# uname -a
Linux *** 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.41-2+deb7u2 x86_64 GNU/Linux
root@***:~# cat /proc/version
Linux version 3.2.0-4-amd64 (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Debian 4.6.3-14) ) #1 SMP Debian 3.2.41-2+deb7u2

Any ideas how to fix it w/o upgrade?

@mipnamic: What doesn’t work for you?

That do not work for me :(

I’ve found a solution finally. Point is that ‘loop’ kernel module is corrupted on that kernel which comes with debian image. Go to your instance setting and change kernel to “Debian 7.1 x64”, this worked for me :)

Strange, I launched a new droplet to tried to repeat the process and it works just fine. <br>Must be something wrong with the kernel on that one server.