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I have a created an ext3 partition and when i tried to set is hidden flag, there seems no effect.

So, how to set the hidden flag of an ext3 partition?

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Can you be more specific about what you did to set the flag and what you used to verify that it was/was not hidden? –  kbyrd Apr 15 '10 at 16:21
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There's no such thing as a "hidden flag" for ext3 partitions. Or for any partition, really; the partition identifier gets changed to something else instead (0x0b -> 0x1b, 0x07 -> 0x17, etc.).

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so, what is the right way to hide an ext3 partition? –  MA1 Apr 15 '10 at 16:28
    
There is no way. Just don't mount it. –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Apr 15 '10 at 16:36
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