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Re: Hidden partition - further probs.

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Hidden partition - further probs.
Date: Wed, 02 May 2001 20:01:53 +1000

D Faust wrote:
> Hi Andrew.
> Thanks for your reply. I'm a bit confused, however. Why would you want to
> hide a FAT partition from Windows?

Dunno.  Preserve drive lettering?  Switch between installations?

> In my case it's an Ext2 partition that's
> actually visible to Windows - although it sees the partition as FAT32. I
> want the Ext2 partition to be hidden from Windows; that Windows can see it
> is not what I would have expected, given the way Windows treats anything
> foreign...

The easiest thing to do is to use fdisk to change the partition
type to 0x83.

I intend to add an (easy) way to do this in Parted in future.

Andrew Clausen

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