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I want to install archlinux to a file in NTFS volume on a computer with grub2 installed. I can create the file in the archlinux live as this:

dd if=/dev/zero of=/path/to/rootfs.img bs=65536 count=400000 mke2fs /path/to/rootfs.img mount /path/to/rootfs.img /mnt/rootfs pacstrap /mnt/rootfs base arch-chroot /mnt/rootfs pacman -Syu

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After I prepared the rootfs.img, I have trouble in make it bootable from grub2

set rootfs=/path/to/rootfs.img loopback loop (hdx,y)$rootfs linux /boot/vmlinuz-linux root=(hdx,y) loop=$rootfs initrd /boot/initramfs-linux.img

it cannot mount root partition and complain about no ntfs module

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