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Get data from other drives after install

Posted: 2020/05/05 19:02:42
by saut74
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.

Re: Get data from other drives after install

Posted: 2020/05/05 22:11:20
by TrevorH
I don't believe that linux can read Windows striped RAID arrays.

Re: Get data from other drives after install

Posted: 2020/05/06 17:15:34
by saut74
Thank you TrevorH, is that a confirmation? Do you know of another way of getting that data other than installing Windows again?

Re: Get data from other drives after install

Posted: 2020/05/06 17:22:11
by MartinR
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.

Re: Get data from other drives after install

Posted: 2020/05/06 18:03:58
by saut74
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?

Re: Get data from other drives after install

Posted: 2020/05/06 18:14:10
by MartinR
Sorry, no experience with Boxes. I use KVM/QEMU driving it where possible by VMM or nowadays Cockpit.

Re: Get data from other drives after install

Posted: 2020/05/06 19:40:06
by jlehtone

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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.