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Re: Hidden partition - probs.

From: David Damerell
Subject: Re: Hidden partition - probs.
Date: Wed, 02 May 2001 09:58:08 +0100

On Wed, 2 May 2001, Andrew Clausen wrote:
>D Faust wrote:
>>I'm getting this error when I try to make partition no. 4 (A Linux ext2
>>partition) hidden from Win95. I'm on a Win95/ Linux dual-boot system, and
>>Windows can see the Linux ext2 partition, though it reports it to be an
>>MS-DOS partition, with drive letter E:. When I try to hide the partition in
>>Linux, Parted comes back with:
>Only FAT partitions can be hidden.  Hidden just means "hidden from
>Microsoft operating systems".  So, in a way, ext2 partitions are
>ALWAYS hidden.

But Windoze does have a bad habit of sometimes picking up on an ext2
partition and assigning it a drive letter (and I wish I knew why!)

One workaround is to make the partition type MSDOS (!) and then mark
it hidden; the Linux kernel doesn't care too much what the partition
type is. Please DO NOT try this without adequate backups.

David Damerell, Computer Officer, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge
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   These are my opinions, not those of the Department as a whole.

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