hard drive mounting

Mount entire drive dd image

It is a pretty common practice to use the command dd to make backup images of drives and partitions. It’s as simple as the command: dd if=[input] of=[output] A while back I did just that and made a dd backup of not just a partition but of an entire hard drive. This was very simple (I just used if=/dev/sda instead of something like if=/dev/sda2). The problem came when I tried to mount this image.