Hanging around in #firstname.lastname@example.org recently, this just passed by:
15:28 <eikke> is it possible in linux to access partitions in an losetup’ed raw image?
15:29 <carldani> eikke: yes, I wrote a kernel patch for that
15:29 <eikke> ah, patch :p i did it using –offset now, but thats kinda hackish
15:29 <carldani> eikke: the easiest way is to use kpartx
15:29 <carldani> eikke: that was impossible back then
15:30 <eikke> i see
15:30 <carldani> eikke: kpartx -a /dev/loop0
15:30 <carldani> eikke: that will give you /dev/mapper/loop0p1 /dev/mapper/loop0p5 etc
15:30 <eikke> cool
15:30 <carldani> eikke: are you the eikke responsible for ivman?
15:31 <eikke> a long time ago, yes
15:31 <eikke> dont start the flames please :p
15:31 <carldani> eikke: thanks! I’m still using it on my laptop
A helps out B, B helps out A, A writes something useful for B, B wrote something used by A, etc. Got to love the open source movement.