How to install a hidden operating system?
Posted on 2009-07-04
Much like what OEM vendors provide in their hidden partitions for OS recovery... How do I create a bootable operating system which is hidden from an existing Windows operating system on a computer?
What OEM consumer PC vendors seem to be doing for their recovery systems is listening for a keypress on boot and then booting the hidden partition if it receives the keypress or handing off to the proper Windows bootloader if it doesn't receive the keypress.
How can I replicate this with a real operating system instead of a recovery environment?
(FYI, Truecrypt's hidden operating system feature is NOT what I'm looking for, even though it's likely the first Google result you'll find)