I am having real troubles sorting this out!

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Why is the blkid output flooded with so many instances of /dev/loopx: TYPE="squashfs"?

No significant information is available on the internet!

Any help would be really appreciated.


marked as duplicate by PerlDuck, N0rbert, user68186, Eric Carvalho, karel Feb 17 at 16:08

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  • Sorry, but these posts do not address my issue! Or, at least, I am unable to find any similarities! Please note I would not call myself an expert in this! – Abbas Mehdi Feb 17 at 15:48
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    The point is that recent versions of Ubuntu use snaps to install some applications. Simply said, these snaps run in a confined environment and cannot access the rest of your system. A "downside" of this is that each snap requires a filesystem on its own (of type squashfs) and that is what you see when you run lsblk or df. Further reading 1 and 2. – PerlDuck Feb 17 at 16:22
  • Thank you PerlDuck. I do understand that! But why do all the instances have the same comment (Type ="squashfs")? – Abbas Mehdi Feb 17 at 16:36
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    That's not a comment but the filesystem's type. Like NTFS, ext4, FAT, and so on. squashfs is just another type (although I don't know the particulars of that filesystem). – PerlDuck Feb 17 at 16:48
  • Ohh kkk! Thank you very much for the clarification. – Abbas Mehdi Feb 17 at 17:09

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