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Re: Partition hiding w/ 2 Windows installs on 2 disks

From: Reshat Sabiq
Subject: Re: Partition hiding w/ 2 Windows installs on 2 disks
Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 20:55:35 -0500 (EST)

In other words, it appears Windows 2000 Pro, and XP recognize partition
type of 0x17 as a valid Windows partition. So perhaps a change is needed
in grub, that changes the partition id to something else?

On Wed, 18 May 2005, Reshat Sabiq wrote:

> The example grub.conf containts hide/unhide entries, however, when booting
> into Windows 2000, i can still see Windows XP partition as drive F:.
> The box has 2 scsi disks, and the 2nd one is now hd0, that's where XP is
> installed. Windows 2000 is on
> hd1.
> Has this feature been tested when using multiple disks, or does it perhaps
> work only when hiding a partition on the same disk? I assume hiding is
> accomplished by changing partition type to something Windows doesn't
> recognize. However, after booting into 2000, and then into Linux, i see
> that XP partition's type is 17, Hidden HPFS/NTFS.
> I know that documentation says this should work, but trying to make
> sure if this is known to work across disks.
> Thanks.

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