Reading data from an externally mounted boot drive

pinkybanditzki

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Hi all,

I have an old system that ran Centos 6 and died during a recent flood. The drives are fine and I need to get some data out. I use a USB docking box to plug in teh SATA drives, which mount and can be read nicely. But, the system drive appears to be locked and does not allow normal mount. Has anyone managet to access contents without heavy handedly reassigning control? In other words, I am trying to read it without obliterating future chance to use it as a boot.
 


dos2unix

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But, the system drive appears to be locked and does not allow normal mount.
Does not "allow" normal mount in what way? How are you mounting it?
If you have have encryption protection or something like bit-locker you will
have to know the password. If not, you won't be able to get anything off the drive.

If you don't care about the data, just reformat it.
You can still use it as a boot drive after it's re-formatted.
 
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