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Old 04-11-2004, 11:41 PM   #1
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Unhiding Partition in Linux


OK, i got GRUB to let me boot into windows, only problem is that Partition Magic for one reason or another has deamed my XP partition as "hidden". Is there any way I can fix this under linux? thx...
 
Old 04-11-2004, 11:42 PM   #2
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I had to put it on another computer to do this.. partition magic won't let you do it with the trial version, but I found a demo program that I could put on that machine to do it.. of course, this doesn't help you at all if you have no other pc..
 
Old 04-12-2004, 12:10 AM   #3
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i have another machine, what is the program u used, is it partitonmagic, did u create a rescue disk?
 
Old 04-12-2004, 12:13 AM   #4
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No I didn't create a rescue disk, all I did was put the hard drive in the other machine as a slave, let the other one boot up, and installed a program called...
Paragon Partition Manager.. I didn't have partition magic on hand to install it so I used that, and partition magic's demo version doesn't allow you to actually do anything.

But that was fairly easy to use for unhiding it for me.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 12:20 AM   #5
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just use Linux fdisk
for ntfs change the partition id from 17 to 7
for fat32 change 1c to c
 
Old 04-12-2004, 12:41 AM   #6
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ok, im a complete noob, how would i go about using linux fdisk to do that...? im really bad at this...
 
Old 04-12-2004, 12:48 AM   #7
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If you have cfdisk its probably easier to use, just do /sbin/cfdisk /dev/hda(or whatever disk you're using), select the partition, change the type and select "write".
For fdisk run "/sbin/fdisk /dev/hdX" then it'll give you the fdisk prompt, "p" to print the current partition table, "t" to change the partition id.
 
  


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