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Old 02-23-2010, 11:02 PM   #1
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How to mount as loop an image of a VFAT made with dd?


Hello,

I made a disk image of a vfat fat16 using:
Code:
dd if=/dev/sda of=image_drive.img
I would like to mount it to /mnt/vfat using mount and loop. Is it possible to be mounted?
 
Old 02-23-2010, 11:19 PM   #2
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That's an image of a drive not a partition. Use losetup with an offset to skip the first cylinder then you may be able to mount it.
Search LQ for losetup and offset.
 
Old 02-24-2010, 07:33 AM   #3
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'mount -t vfat -o loop,offset=32256,ro image_drive.img /mnt/vfat'
assuming that the first cylinder contains 63 sectors of 512 bytes each.
 
Old 02-27-2010, 03:26 AM   #4
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'mount -t vfat -o loop,offset=32256,ro image_drive.img /mnt/vfat'
assuming that the first cylinder contains 63 sectors of 512 bytes each.
Thank you !! this trick worked flawlessly !
 
  


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