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    SubjectRe: completely hide parts of the partition table from Windows?
    Andries E. Brouwer writes:
    > On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 12:59:01AM +0200, Mikael Pettersson wrote:
    > > > > Make a table that has a Linux extended partition (type 85)
    > > > > that is short enough not to cause Windows to worry. Have logical
    > > > > partitions inside of any size and location you desire.
    > >
    > > The problem here is that both fdisk and parted refuse to let me
    > > create a logical partition that exceeds the boundaries of the
    > > enclosing extended partition entry. So for this approach I'd have
    > > to find another Linux partitioning tool, or hack e.g. fdisk to
    > > bypass its safety checks (which do make sense for most use cases,
    > > just not for mine).
    > My plan would be (i) create the right logical partitions
    > (inside a sufficiently large extended one) using any partitioner.
    > (ii) change the type and size of the outer extended partition only,
    > for example using sfdisk. The -N option can be used to tell sfdisk
    > to change only a single partition entry.

    Thanks, sfdisk did the trick.


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