Recovering data from dead Samba server
I am relatively new at Linux, but am enthusiastic about its potential to replace many of the functions I perform under Windows. Last year, I built a Samba server using Fedora 8 on a 64 bit AMD Athlon 64 platform. It worked great until today when the Asus mobo would not POST on power up, probably due to a fried capacitor. I shouldn't have used an RMA'd refurb board. Can anyone offer any suggestions on how I might get my data back without going through a laborious hardware rebuild of the server and a full reinstall of Fedora and Samba, or a gruesome backup restore from CDs? The data resides on a separate physical SATA2 500 GB HDD which is not part of the Linux boot filesystem. That is, it was installed using SWAT subsequent to making the system operational and it resides in its own ext3 partition that mounts with the identity "sdc1" Can this HDD be removed and read by some other means on another machine?
Thank you in advance for your assistance.