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I have 2 drives one win2k and the other Linux. win2k see's the linux drive and gives it a drive letter. How can I remove just this one drive so win2k can not see it? Or, is there any software to read an exe2 linux drive in win2k?
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Open computer management (right click "my computer" and select "manage") and go to the Disk Management section.  Choose the disk/partition with the drive letter for linux and right click it - select "change drive letter or path" and tell it not to assign a drive letter.
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hehe, that would work, but I guess I forgot to add that the linux drive(s) have 2 partitions and in the Disk Management section it has the 2 partitions and each one doesn't have a drive name, but windows automaticly puts both partitions together to form a drive name. Nowhere in the disk management does it say the drive name for the linux drive(s).

please help =)
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pabgilan earned 600 total points
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Three possibilities:

a) If you can boot MS-DOS or Windows9x, you can use disk utilities software to hide the partition, e.g. PartitionMagic;
or maybe there is a new version of this software that runs in Win2K and there is no need to boot MS-DOS or Windows9x.
Problem: you will have to unhide it prior to booting Linux

b) You can hide the letter drive (not the drive) using the TweakUI free tool from Microsoft. You can make this through the "My Computer" tab of this utility. For example, I have swap partition on letter drive Z, and I have this letter hidden so it doesn´t appear when I launch the explorer.

c) Maybe you're preventing Windows2K from writing some information to the partition table (do you remember when you start disk manager for the first time in NT4?). Check in your BIOS that the "virus warning" setting is disabled.
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by:NTvision
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Thanks, I guess i'll use the TweakUI program. I wish that there was some way of uninstalling the linux drive, and stoping win2k from finding it again once it re-boots. but.. I guess that program will have to do. Thank you again
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