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Old 02-18-2004, 10:22 AM   #1
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Change "Hidden W95 FAT32 (LBA)" to ""W95 FAT32 (LBA)"


Hi,

Somehow my W95 FAT32 partition was hidden, and windows can no longer see it.

I have tried changing the type through cfdisk but after a reboot nothing has changed.

1) Does anyone know how to change it back (make it not-hidden) ?
2) Does anyone know how this could possibly have happened ?

thanks !
 
Old 02-18-2004, 10:47 AM   #2
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Run the command:fdisk -l /dev/hda to get an idea of what things look like. The partition in question probably has an id of 1c, 1b or 1e .
You can change that from fdisk with the type command ( t ) . If your not sure what one to use, you can list them with list ( l ) .
Most likely the one you do want is c and that could explain how it got changed to something like 1c
Don't forget to write the table when you get it the way you want it to be.
 
Old 02-18-2004, 11:44 AM   #3
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I have tried using cfdisk, which shows the following:

Name Flags Part Type FS Type [Label] Size (MB)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
hdb1 Boot Primary W95 FAT32 (LBA) 30000.15
hdb2 Boot Primary Hidden W95 FAT32 (LBA) 4999.94
hdb3 Boot Primary Hidden W95 FAT32 (LBA) 32504.80*
hdb4 Boot Primary Linux ext3 55437.46*

Then I choose type "0C" as the type for hdb2 and hdb3 (one at a time and both at one time has been tried) and write it, which seems to work. Then I reboot and everything is back to what you see above. Im sure I tell it to write the partition table, and I am the root user.
Can a wrong fstab set the hidden parameter ? (im quite lost at this point)

Thanks for the reply !
 
Old 02-18-2004, 12:36 PM   #4
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Then I choose type "0C"
Try it without the 0 in front and I use a lower case c like this.... c
 
Old 02-19-2004, 12:32 AM   #5
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Hi,

I tried changing the partition type by writing 0c as you say in cfdisk, and then wrote the partition table - and when I exited and entered cfdisk again the patition was no longer hidden. After a reboot though, the partition was hidden again. So, I doubt the problem was the "0".

But, Im out of guesses, so please tell me (as I don't seem to be able to figure it out myself) what is the exact commands I need to use for fdisk: (I have moderately important data on the other partitions and am a bit scared).

1. Change a partition /dev/hdb2 from 1c to c, and write the partition table.

Thanks a bunch homie,

Troels
 
Old 03-27-2004, 08:20 AM   #6
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Hey
I had the same problem
and eventually found the solution
the cause is a new beature of LILO
LILO hides the partition when you boot,
to disable it,
add the lines:

change-rules
reset

to the start of lilo.conf
then run lilo
then change the partition back to what it should be
and reboot
 
Old 03-27-2004, 07:01 PM   #7
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thanks, I also found that LILO was the problem and solved it that way :-)
 
  


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