I converted my Ubuntu home server to a Windows 2008 Server. The biggest challenge of the conversion was the 400GB RAID 1 array, which was Linux software RAID based. I threw caution to the wind, and figured that I could convert it _after _installing Windows Server 2008.

I was sort of banking on the fact that I could use the Ext2 installable file system for Windows to read one of the drives in the array. For some reason, it was unable to read the disk. I had assumed that since the drives were simply mirrors of each other, it would be able to read one by itself. I was wrong.

My solution was to create an Ubuntu Desktop virtual machine, and use it to mount the physical partition. I was then able to copy the files over the virtual network adapter.