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Old 02-24-2010, 01:33 PM   #1
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Hide Linux Partiton from Windows on Startup

I recently installed Ubuntu (Karmic) on my Netbook (Samsung N110), and I'm very glad I did. I installed it over my then-empty D drive partition, leaving Windows XP intact so that I could dual-boot using Grub. Windows loads correctly; however, every time I try to boot into Windows, it starts the disk configuration utility to check the D drive because it suspects it has errors (I'm assuming this is because it doesn't recognize Linux!).

Is there a way to hide the D drive from Windows? It's rather annoying to have to remember to press a key to halt the configuration utility, and I also don't want to risk forgetting it (as I'm sure Windows would somehow mess up the Linx partition if it tried to do anything to it).
Old 02-24-2010, 01:42 PM   #2
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Did you change the partition type of the linux partition to 83? If you just created a linux-fs on it, but left the id as 7 (NTFS) or b, c or e (FAT32), then windows will think, that these partitions are for it and tries to scan them.

Boot into linux, start fdisk and use the command t to change the ID to 83.


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