[linux-lvm] How to hide a "Linux LVM" partition away from Windows?

Luca Berra bluca at comedia.it
Tue Jan 29 10:17:18 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jan 21, 2008 at 03:02:39PM +0100, Ignacy Gawedzki wrote:
>Hi everyone,
>I've been looking for the answer for some time now and it is apparently
>nowhere to be found, so I resolved to ask it here.
>Somehow unexpectedly, Windows "sees" LVM partitions (partition type 8e) and
>shows them in the explorer and in other places.  Of course it doesn't
>understand the format and I don't have access to their contents from there,
>but nevertheless it happens to offer a "format..." entry in the contextual
>menu (brrrr... quite frightening!).  Obviously, LVM just doesn't care that
>much about the partition type when it scans for PVs, so I could probably just
>put something else here (e.g. Linux, 82).
>I was just wondering whether anybody here could provide with some insight
>about this (why doesn't Windows simply ignore these partitions or whether
>there are better tricks to hide them from it).  I find it pretty useful to be
>able to identify LVM PVs when using fdisk for example (curiously enough,
>gparted doesn't understand the 8e type).
right click on my computer.
chose manage
open disk management
right click on the partitio,
chose change drive letter and paths
chose remove


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