Create A File And Loop It As A Filesystem in Linux

$ dd if=/dev/zero of=/mnt/point1/file.img bs=1k count=1000
1000+0 records in
1000+0 records out
$ losetup /dev/loop1 /mnt/point1/file.img
$ mke2fs -c /dev/loop1 1000
mke2fs 1.35 (28-Feb-2004)
max_blocks 1024000, rsv_groups = 125, rsv_gdb = 3
Filesystem label=

$ mkdir /mnt/point2
$ mount -t ext2 /dev/loop1 /mnt/point2
$ ls /mnt/point2
lost+found
$ ls /mnt/point1
file.img lost+found