Use hard disk image like a regular hard disk on Linux

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Published on 2010-04-06T10:35:20Z Indexed on 2010/04/06 10:43 UTC
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If you have a hard disk image (including partition table, multiple partitions,...), is it possible to let Linux treat it as a regular hard disk?

By "regular hard disk" I mean I would like to have the image show up as, for instance, /dev/hdx and its partitions as /dev/hdx1,...

(I know I can mount one of the partitions in the image using "mount -o loop,offset=x ..." but I don't really like this option.)

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