print offsets of file disk for losetup/loop-mount

/sbin/parted -m /dev/sdX unit b print | grep '^[1234]' | sed 's/:/ --offset=/; s/B:[[:digit:]]*B:/ --sizelimit=/; s/B:/ [/; s/:.*/]/'
If you want to mount partitions of an disk image, you need the offsets and sizes of the partitions. This command prints them in the format that losetup understands.
Sample Output
2 --offset=1048576 --sizelimit=1072693248 [ext3]
1 --offset=1073741824 --sizelimit=18253611008 [ext4]
3 --offset=19327352832 --sizelimit=2147483648 []

By: gabriel
2011-09-09 15:51:28

What Others Think

It is working. sudo /sbin/parted -m /dev/sdc unit b print | grep '^[1234]' | sed 's/:/ --offset=/; s/B:[[:digit:]]*B:/ --sizelimit=/; s/B:/ [/; s/:.*/]/' 1 --offset=1048576 --sizelimit=7117733888 [ntfs] 2 --offset=7118782464 --sizelimit=891101184 [ext3] sudo mount -o ro,loop,offset=1048576,sizelimit=7117733888 K8G_WHOLE.dd /mnt/tmp
dash · 522 weeks and 5 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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