Mounting a file
i've got a file which i want to mount. I first opened the file with explore2fs, which allows to view ext2/ext3 files under windows. This worked perfectly well!
Because i want to modify the contents of the file, i copied it to my suse 9.3 workstation and tried to mount it:
mount /home/user/myfile /mnt/mydir -o loop
i also tried without -o loop, with -t ext2 or ext3, tried to losetup it to a device and mount the device, everytime ending up with the error message:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on .....
I only got this problem with this specific file, i tried with others and viewed them with explore2fs and mounted them under linux without any problems.
I'm not sure, but i think the file contains a root file system, that may be a problem. But the really wired thing is the fact that explore2fs can read the file without any problems.
Any ideas how i could mount the file so i can edit its contents?
Thanks in advance