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    hide partitions

    When i insert my external harddrive which basicly is just a backup harddrive i get to see 5 different partitions on it but i want to hide 4 of them but i do not know how to do it.

    I'm not sure if i will run into problems so let me explain what the other partitions are used for.
    One is EFI for grub, i use it to make the entire disk bootable.
    One is for files, i go into my bootable partition and run a backup program and i backup drives to this partition.
    the 2 other partitions are for different linux bootables/live installs. (not actuall installed)
    And then the main partition (the firth) is the one that must remain visible always.

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    Re: hide partitions

    Is this possible?

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    Re: hide partitions

    Use Gparted, select partition and 'manage flags' ..

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    Re: hide partitions

    Quote Originally Posted by ayudha View Post
    Is this possible?
    Yes. See next quote...
    Quote Originally Posted by yapidumoac View Post
    Use Gparted, select partition and 'manage flags' ..
    I specifically use the "diag" setting from "manage flags" to hide partitions, though I have never tried it on an EFI boot partition.

    I have never set a diag flag on my EFI partition because if the EFI partition is in use by the system that is booted it doesn't show up in the file manager here on Ubuntu Mate 18.04; I've found setting it unnecessary. I don't therefore know if setting it on the EFI partition is "safe" or not for your usage (I suspect it is safe but have not tested such).

    I have found setting the "diag" flag very useful over the years in de-cluttering the interface of excessive partitions with multi-boot set ups eg. ...
    diag-flags-in-use.jpg
    You may notice the 4 unused spare partitions, if they weren't tagged with the "diag" flag they would show up in my file manager window.

    The storage partition in partition sda12 does show up in the file manager even with the diag flag as it is mounted in my user folder in /media from /etc/fstab. The diag flag in this case stops it showing up in file managers from external drive installations that I sometimes boot from that aren't meant to access it.

    Regards, yeti.

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    Re: hide partitions

    Thanks the diag worked.

    How do i stop my bootable ssd drive from making these new partitions that are writable? (probably when i go into a live linux.. they contain logs)

    and how do i change the LABEL and the NAME from my ESP on my external SSD drive using the terminal?
    Last edited by ayudha; November 8th, 2020 at 03:48 PM.

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    Re: hide partitions

    Help please......

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    Re: hide partitions

    anyone?

    When i boot up ubuntu iso image (setup) from my external harddisk (bootable) it automaticly creates this new partition named rewritable that has logs on them. how do i disable this?

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