New MacOs user wants to access ext3 disks

Discussion in 'Linux Virtual Machine' started by AlanG18, Jul 18, 2023.

  1. AlanG18

    AlanG18 Bit poster

    I am an ex-Linux user (for over 20 years) who recently moved to MacOS(Mac mini M1 chip using Ventura).
    I have a couple of old Linux ext3 disks where I still have some files that I forgot to put on my NAS when switching. My Linux box has died so I need to read those disks on my Mac. I understand that Parallels will enable me to create a Linux VM. My question is: can I mount my old ext3 disks as a USB drive (I have them in a USB enclosure) from the VM and then copy the files I need onto my NAS (or the local MacOS drive)? I haven't bought Parallels yet, I need to know it will work before spending the money!

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