Get data from other drives after install

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saut74
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Get data from other drives after install

Post by saut74 » 2020/05/05 19:02:42

I installed CentOS 8 on one drive in my machine. I had 2 other drives that were striped (I believe) in Windows 10. Would I be able to get that data with the install of CentOS? If so, how would I go about doing that?

Thank you in advance.

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Re: Get data from other drives after install

Post by TrevorH » 2020/05/05 22:11:20

I don't believe that linux can read Windows striped RAID arrays.
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Re: Get data from other drives after install

Post by saut74 » 2020/05/06 17:15:34

Thank you TrevorH, is that a confirmation? Do you know of another way of getting that data other than installing Windows again?

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Re: Get data from other drives after install

Post by MartinR » 2020/05/06 17:22:11

I've had an off-the-wall and untested thought: can you create a VM, install Windows and then mount the disks pass-through? I don't know the answer, so if anyone else can contribute to this or tell me it's rubbish, feel free to do so.

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Re: Get data from other drives after install

Post by saut74 » 2020/05/06 18:03:58

That was what I was thinking MartinR. That might work although I am not the best with virtual machines. I will give that a try when I get my hands on Windows.

Any suggestion for a hypervisor, not sure if I am using the correct vocabulary? Would Boxes work?

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Re: Get data from other drives after install

Post by MartinR » 2020/05/06 18:14:10

Sorry, no experience with Boxes. I use KVM/QEMU driving it where possible by VMM or nowadays Cockpit.

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Re: Get data from other drives after install

Post by jlehtone » 2020/05/06 19:40:06

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dnf install libvirt
libvirt pulls in qemu-kvm

libvirtd is a service through which to create/start/stop KVM guests. (Deprecated) virt-manager (VMM) and Cockpit offer GUI front-ends for libvirtd.

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