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Old 03-22-2005, 02:07 PM   #1
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NTFS partition got hidden, how to unhide?


Hey all,

I tried searching internet for an answer for my problem but turned up with nothing. So that's why I post it here.

Here's my situation:

I have WinXP installed an a 160 GB drive. I wanted to try linux (for the seventh time ) so I decided to install Knoppix on a new drive.

After installation the situation is like this:


Disk 1 (160GB)
-------------------
Windows (NTFS) - 40 GB
Data1 (NTFS) - 120 GB



Disk 2 (80 GB)
------------------
Knoppix (Ext3) - 10 GB
Swap (swap) - 1 GB
Data2 (NTFS) - 69 GB


Everything boots up just fine, all partitions are visible in Knoppix.

BUT
my data1 partition, containing all my photo's, music, movies, and other crap disappeared in Windows.

Thank god I found out it was only set to hidden.

So I tried using QTParted to set it active. I succeeded, and rebooted into XP, but it was still hidden. Someone told me to unhide it in Partition Magic, so I purchased it, set it to unhidden, rebooted, and: Still hidden

I have no clue and no idea how to get it to be visible in Windows XP. I use Lilo as bootmanager. My best guess is that lilo sets it hidden at every startup.

Please help me.
Don't make me go back to only WinXP...

Greetz, Whyaken
 
Old 03-22-2005, 02:12 PM   #2
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If lilo is hiding it, then you can examine /etc/lilo.conf and check the following site for correcting the issue.

http://www.ucs.ed.ac.uk/usd/scisup/f.../lilohide.html
 
Old 03-22-2005, 07:35 PM   #3
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How can I open it?

simply clicking it gives me the message I have to be root, I can't log in under root in knoppix, I can use root in terminal,. but how can I open the file in a terminal?
 
Old 03-22-2005, 07:39 PM   #4
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never mind, got it already

let's have a look, i'll write back in a minute
 
Old 03-22-2005, 07:44 PM   #5
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I checked the file and the URL you gave me, but it didn't help me to unhide my partition in windows XP any other suggestions someone?
 
  


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