Re: Hiding logical partitions
> Hi all,
> I am running Win98 Win2k and linux on
> one HD.
> I would like to share user data between
> Linux and
> Win2k which are located on logical FAT
> partitions on
> an extended (Windows generated)
> Win98 should run as an isolated system
> with no
> connections to the outer world, so I
> wanted LILO to
> hide my user data partitions.
> Unfortunately I couldn't
> find any way to do this, as it seems
> that LILO only
> supports primary partition hiding.
> As an alternative I tried to hide my
> whole extended
> partition by simply changing the ID of
> the extended
> partitions to something else (in my case
> FAT32 as there is no hidden extended
> partition) so the logical drives became
> hidden too.
> This is not a nice solution but it would
> have worked
> out for my special case.
%So here, in short, my issues :
%1.) Why isn't it possible to change IDs of
%logical partitions by the change rules (or is it possible
%and I am wrong ) ?
%2.) Why isn't it possible to add change rules for the
%linux sections in lilo.conf ?
%3.) Is there a way to automatically set back the
%partition IDs when LILO is started (I thought this
%would be the case, but it seemingly wasn't)
%4.) Is there a solution or a workaround for my
> particular problem
> Thanks in advance
You probably don't need this by now, but i suppose it may be useful to someone else.
I recently encountered a very similar problem, and after some experimenting eventually came up with this.
1. When booting into win98 you set the extended partition's type to 0x85 (Linux extended). Windows doesn't have a clue what type 0x85 is so it'll leave it alone.
2. When booting to winxp you set the type to 0x0f (windows extended). xp will now see it and be happy about it.
3. when booting linux you needn't do anything, as it doesn't care if the type is 0x85 or 0x0f. it will see it either way.
but i still agree with your points, especially 1 and 2. it would be nice to have those.
hope this helps someone