We have a client who had someone setup a Linux file server for them (which they were conecting too via Windows XP). The server has died. Unfortunately, the motherboard cpu etc is so old i cant "replace" it. So we need to rebuild server for them. Hard Drive works fine, however, I cannot login as "root" as they have not got the password and the original persin cant remember it.
Not sure what my choices are here, but i need to get the data off the drive. Thought i could install say Ubuntu on another PC and place the "servers" drive in as a slave into the new Ubuntu PC. Would i be able to see the data on it? Or can anyone suggest a better way of appoaching this?
PS. I'm windows user (blush)....so not to technical on the Linux please....