I work for a large network, and we have many boot from san windows servers. We had an issue recently with one of the servers, and windows was erroring and locking up every time it would display any information at all about a particular drive. We needed to get some data off of that drive before even attempting a rebuild. We tried using a WinPE disk, but we were getting the same problem. I had surmised that if we had a bootable linux disk with the HBA drivers loaded on it, we could boot the server and still see the drives, but not have the restrictions and ailments of windows.
Since the Editor of this website is the virtual lexicon of all computer related knowledge, I was wondering how to make a bootable linux disk, that I could install drivers on beforehand, specifically HBA drivers, and be able to use this disk on a boot from san server to see the drives in the san array.