Linux equivalent of DVRBARS?

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  1. jcarey9149

    jcarey9149 New Member

    Feb 9, 2005


    Is there one? I'm running ubuntu, if it matters. Can something like mfstools read the dvrbars save file? My only windows computer is my work one, and I'm running into issues I think are caused by the work-mandated software.

    I do have windows in a virutal box, but I'm having trouble getting the VB to recognize the drive.

  2. RegGuheert

    RegGuheert Member

    Mar 16, 2019
    If you have a spare hard drive available, I recommend that you download the latest Windows 10 installer from Microsoft and use it to install Windows 10 Pro on that spare hard drive and then use that installation to run DvrBARS, The only issue is a small watermark at the bottom right of your screen and the disabling of a few innocuous capabilities.

    (I'm pretty sure this is NOT a violation of the Microsoft license agreement for Windows, but don't quote me on that. Rather, your installation will have a status of "Not Activated" with all that that entails. You can run Windows 10 like that indefinitely, including updates. Something that you could NOT do with previous versions of Windows.)
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  3. ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

    May 30, 2008
    There isn't a Linux version of DvrBARS, but this post by jmbach in another thread may help.

    I need an image for TCD746320

    I don't know Linux, but this also looks promising. DvrBARS uses the Microsoft Virtual Hard Drive (VHD) format.

    How to mount a VHD file on linux – Exotic Security

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