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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.

/Mikael


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