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    Mount Partitions within a Drive Image

    Is there an easy way to mount partitions within a drive image? Perhaps some way to "mount" the image in a way that makes its partitions devices?

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    Re: Mount Partitions within a Drive Image

    How was the image created? Images can be mounted as loopback devices but it depends on how you imaged the disk.
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    Re: Mount Partitions within a Drive Image

    I know that I can mount a single filesystem image on the loopback device, but if I just dd'd an entire drive, is there an easy way to mount its partitions from the resulting image?

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    Re: Mount Partitions within a Drive Image

    No, not if you did the whole drive. How would you identify where to start/stop?
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    Re: Mount Partitions within a Drive Image

    I assume the utility I am searching for would have to read the MBR to find out the specifics of the partitions.

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    Re: Mount Partitions within a Drive Image

    Have you tried mounting it?
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