I installed Linux Mint in 2 partitions: / and /home
Windows 8 is under UEFI boot mode.
How to hide those linux partitions in Explorer?
When I click on them:
This says how to hide it: http://www.7tutorials.com/how-hide-or-dismount-partition-windows
And you can read those partitions in windows with http://www.diskinternals.com/linux-reader/
The problem is that Linux hijacks the Windows partition type code (EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7) for its own partitions, so when Windows sees the Linux partitions, it thinks they're unformatted Windows partitions. A solution has been available for about two years, but the libparted developers have been slow to put it into a release version. (It is available in the current development version of libparted, but few distributions have incorporated the fix, as of yet.) The solution is to use a newish (2-year-old) type code for Linux filesystems: 0FC63DAF-8483-4772-8E79-3D69D8477DE4. Currently, the easiest way for an end user to do this is to use GPT fdisk (
GPT fdisk uses its own internal type code of 0700 to refer to Microsoft's partition type, and 8300 to refer to the Linux type. Thus, changing the 0700 partition to use the 8300 type code does the trick. Just be sure to convert the Linux partition's type code, not the Windows partition's type code! Also, be sure to use
This solution is superior to hiding the partition using Windows tools because it applies universally; if you need to re-install Windows or move the disk to another computer with another Windows installation, the Linux partition won't have to be hidden again.