I've confirmed that after issuing
root@phalanx:~/Desktop/chromiumos# kpartx -a chromiumos.img
root@phalanx:~/Desktop/chromiumos# kpartx -l chromiumos.img
loop0p1 : 0 1945600 /dev/loop0 1
loop0p2 : 0 1945600 /dev/loop0 1945601
loop0p3 : 0 1945600 /dev/loop0 3891201
I can then mount partitions 1 (a empty ext2/3 partition-just a "lost&found folder) and 3
mount -o loop /dev/mapper/loop0p1 /mnt/img
mount -o loop /dev/loop0p3 /mnt/img1
partition 3 holds the filesystem
it is NOT a squashfs fs, it is the filesystem extracted
as with a reg hd install (sad)
partition 2: ID=0x82, starthead 0, startsector 1945601, 1945600 sectors;
82 is a swap partition ain't it??
why would anyone want to have a user dd a linux system
onto usb, creating 3 partitions
One of which is a No-No-for-USB swap partition??!
chromiumos.img is here; though I suggest you investigate prior to dd'ing it to USB!
the post this thread is about is here
And I'll mark this thread "semi-solved"!