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    why hidden partition?


    hi

    so I partitioned my hard disk with partition magic and the new partition is a hidden partition. I unhided it but I still don't see it when I go to "my computer". can I still install linux in there ?

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    Re: why hidden partition?

    "my computer" sounds like a Windows thing. Don't trust Windows to understand anything about your Linux. Do your install and trust what Linux tells you.
    /IMHO
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    Re: why hidden partition?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moneer81
    hi

    so I partitioned my hard disk with partition magic and the new partition is a hidden partition. I unhided it but I still don't see it when I go to "my computer". can I still install linux in there ?
    Yes, you can still install linux there.

    I believe not being able to see the partition from windows has something to do with how windows treats "active" boot partitions, and partitions that are not "active" (but are still still up so they can be boot partitions). You will need to get someone more familiar with Windows (as I am not a Windows user) to explain Windows behaviour to you.

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    i'll explain your lil problem here

    (clears throat)

    Windows is GHSDGT^F%^&$E%^WFHV$#F%gc56sxe8½sd67856&^$&^TVRGS$ csyfhyce5 <BLWEGR

    And also that's why you never eat cheese...ah as i was saying, windows doesn't like linux partitions so it wont show them, you can still install to them.

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