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Old 09-07-2005, 11:22 PM   #1
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Ext3 partition in Win 2k!!!!


Hi,

i am having 80GB samsung drive and i have partitioned it for Windows and Linux. I am having Win 98 on my parimary partition and rest of the exteded partition is divided between Linux and Windows 2k. My problem is that my /boot partition, which is ext3, is visible to Windows 2k sever which is NTFS , which i don't want as someone can accidently format it. What should i do so that my ext3 partition stops appearing in windows 2k?

PS: This problem is only with my /boot partition.

Pls help.
 
Old 09-08-2005, 12:23 AM   #2
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As far as I know, there isn't a way to hide other drives/partitions from windows. the ms operating systems always want to own all the hardware (not trying to troll/flame), and will always allow you to see and/or format any drives - regardless of partition type. The easiest way I can see to help prevent this is to not allow users to run as administrator...
 
Old 09-08-2005, 12:54 AM   #3
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tnx cybergrunt69,

but then why my other partitions which are also ext3 not visible..also, Windows 98 does't do this...there is another problem if i try to view properties of my ext3 partition from Windows 2k, i hear a screaching noise, i think its not normal...
 
Old 09-08-2005, 01:06 AM   #4
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Are you saying it shows up in Explorer/My Computer (and you can actually see the files)? Or do you mean in Control Panel -> Administrative Tool -> Computer Management -> Storage -> Disk Management?

If the first one, then I have to say I find that hard to believe but you can go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tool -> Computer Management -> Storage -> Disk Management. Right-click the partition and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths" and click "remove".

If it's the second one then it's meant to be there along with every other partition on your computer.

Last edited by adz; 09-08-2005 at 01:33 AM.
 
Old 09-08-2005, 06:14 AM   #5
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Yes, it is appearing in Explorer/My Computer, but i cannot see the contents on the drive. I can only right click on the drive and select properties, but no contents. Also, in disk managment i can see all the partitions, but only /boot partition appears in My computer.
 
Old 09-08-2005, 06:52 AM   #6
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Did you do what I said?
 
Old 09-08-2005, 04:48 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by adz
Are you saying it shows up in Explorer/My Computer (and you can actually see the files)? Or do you mean in Control Panel -> Administrative Tool -> Computer Management -> Storage -> Disk Management?

If the first one, then I have to say I find that hard to believe but you can go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tool -> Computer Management -> Storage -> Disk Management. Right-click the partition and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths" and click "remove".

If it's the second one then it's meant to be there along with every other partition on your computer.
Do what he said, it's a easy solution...
 
Old 09-08-2005, 10:30 PM   #8
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yeah, i did try doing that, it gave me a message that removing partition will cause some programs to stop functioning, that's where is stopped. But today, i will follow the steps completely..

thx a lost for all the help.....
 
  


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