How to hide dedicated swap partition on HD-1 from WinXP

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How to hide dedicated swap partition on HD-1 from WinXP

Postby sigi » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:12 am

I want to set up a dedicated swap partition on HD-1. WinXP on HD-0 should not see it so that the drive letters of the volumes will not be changed.

How should I go about this? Not including the swap partition in the WinXP boot item will most probably lead to its not being used? So, should I include it in the WinXP boot item but hide it? Would that make any difference?
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Re: How to hide dedicated swap partition on HD-1 from WinXP

Postby TeraByte Support » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:50 pm

You can do it either way - if you want it for XP, you can adjust the drive
letters via computer management / disk management in XP.

"sigi" wrote in message news:5105@public.bootitbm...

I want to set up a dedicated swap partition on HD-1. WinXP on HD-0 should
not see it so that the drive letters of the volumes will not be changed.

How should I go about this? Not including the swap partition in the WinXP
boot item will most probably lead to its not being used? So, should I
include it in the WinXP boot item but hide it? Would that make any
difference?

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Re: How to hide dedicated swap partition on HD-1 from WinXP

Postby sigi » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:07 pm

Excuse me if I persistently ask for the adequacy of the second way, the BING/BIBM way, which I would prefer:

1) Is it correct that I have to include a dedicated HD-1 swap partition in the boot item for my HD-0 WinXP in order for it to be used by WinXP?

2) Would it still be used by WinXP if I hide it in the BING/BIBM Boot Item Details?
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Re: How to hide dedicated swap partition on HD-1 from WinXP

Postby TeraByte Support » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:24 am

yes, it would need to be in the MBR for Windows to be able to use it.

If you've made it visible in the past, then hiding it has no effect.
However, I believe it will still require some drive letter to use it in
windows (if it becomes a drive letter you don't want, just change it in
computer management - you can make it something like S: )

"sigi" wrote in message news:5130@public.bootitbm...

Excuse me if I persistently ask for the adequacy of the second way, the
BING/BIBM way, which I would prefer:

1) Is it correct that I have to include a dedicated HD-1 swap partition in
the boot item for my HD-0 WinXP in order for it to be used by WinXP?

2) Would it still be used by WinXP if I hide it in the BING/BIBM Boot Item
Details?

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