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Old 11-14-2003, 11:29 AM   #1
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how do i hide my linux drive when booting windows


Here's my lilo.conf, i got rid of all the comments but other than that this is it:

lba32
boot=/dev/hda
root=/dev/hdb2
install=/boot/boot-menu.b
map=/boot/map
delay=20
prompt
timeout=150
vga=normal
default=Linux

image=/vmlinuz
label=Linux
read-only

image=/vmlinuz.old
label=LinuxOLD
read-only
optional

other=/dev/hda1
label="Windows(hda1)"

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How can I hide my Linux hard drive (hdb) when booting into windows (hda1)? I've googled this several times over the past couple days and havent found much useful, man lilo also didnt give me anything useful.

thanx for the help!
spiderworm
 
Old 11-14-2003, 11:36 AM   #2
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Not sure exactly what you mean.

Do you mean hide it in Disk Management in Windows? i.e. where it displays "unknown" partition etc, or do you mean hide the hardware device (disk) in windows?

IMNSHO, it's a good idea to be aware of Linux partitions on a drive shared between OS's - it prevents cockups.

And why did you post your lilo.conf? If you want to be able to boot straight into Windows (i.e. not use Lilo or not have Linux listed in Lilo.conf), make a boot disk for linux, then reinstall the Windows MBR using a bootable win floppy or install disk. You'll boot into Windows by default and use the Linux boot floppy to load linux.

Last edited by frogman; 11-14-2003 at 11:41 AM.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 11:48 AM   #3
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He means hide it so Windows doesn't hang while wondering what it is at bootup. He posted his lilo.conf in the hope of using it for hiding the Linux partition. Try the deactivate command; take a look at this: http://www.wwnet.net/~stevelim/booting.html
I found it by searching google for lilo & hide.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 11:54 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by aaa
He means hide it so Windows doesn't hang while wondering what it is at bootup. He posted his lilo.conf in the hope of using it for hiding the Linux partition. Try the deactivate command; take a look at this: http://www.wwnet.net/~stevelim/booting.html
I found it by searching google for lilo & hide.
Thanx aaa that's exactly what i was looking for. i guess i was putting too many search terms into google, never did run into that page. thanx again, i'll post here again if i cant get it to work.

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Old 11-14-2003, 12:11 PM   #5
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Even more interesting results come up if you put ' lilo "hide linux" '.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 06:26 PM   #6
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from http://www.wwnet.net/~stevelim/booting.html i get this example:

partition = /dev/hda1
activate # Activate the partition DOS is being booted
set = DOS16_big_normal # from and make sure it is not hidden

since my hda1 is 20 gigs and it's FAT32, do I set = DOS32_big_normal instead of DOS16..., or anything like that?

Also, I'm only modifying the entry in lilo.conf for my hda1 partition, if somehow that screws up my boot into windows, i can always change lilo.conf back to the way it was and everything will be fixed, right? Also, by messing around with my hda1 entry, am i in any danger of screwing up my linux boot (hdb1)???

another question... anyone have any idea where the official lilo homepage is? it really seems there should be one, i can only imagine that it would have excellent documentation, but i cannot find it!

thanx for your help folks!

spiderworm
 
  


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