Warren Sturm wrote: > On Wed, 2008-09-24 at 10:55 -0500, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote: > > snip > >> You can not loopback mount then entire drive. But you can mount a >> partition as long as you know the offset to it using the offset >> option when loop mounting. Read the loop mount options in the mount >> man page. Once you use dd-rescue to make an image file of the drive, >> you should be able to use all the same tools on the image file as >> you would on the drive itself. >> >> Now, if anyone know how to generate the partition devices from an >> image file, so you could mount the different partitions without >> using the offset option of loop mounting, I would love to hear about it. >> > > I believe you can use losetup for specifying the offset. > Thanks, but that is not what I am after. (I talked about the offset option of loop mounts as part of my answer.) What I would like to know about is how to create the equivalent of /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2, etc from an image file.The image file is equivalent to /dev/sda. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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