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I have a partition with system files, boots etc. (I have Lenovo G570, and it came with this partition. It is 200 mb partition, without a letter). On the window OS, it hides all this drive, so I cannot see it. I don't want to see it when I use Ubuntu OS, how can I make it disappear? P.S. I use WUBI

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The system drive is a windows system drive. Windows uses it to boot and... stuff. About hiding it(at the top of my head) you can hide it using gparted>right click on the partition and select>hide. Warning i newer tried this on the windows system drive. –  blade19899 Sep 10 '12 at 12:37
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To hide a Partition:

  1. Install Gparted(if you already don't have it installed).
  2. Right click on the partition you want to set as hidden.(You may recognize the partition by it's size and File System).

Gparted
3. Select Manage Flags and check the flag hidden.

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You can remove it from /etc/fstab to prevent auto-mounting. First, see if it is there. You could recognize it from the name, mount point, or comment before it:

  less /etc/fstab

Then comment out the line that defines the drive, for example, by adding # at the beginning of the line. Then reboot.

  sudo nano /etc/fstab

WARNING: be very careful not to comment out some other useful drive, such as the root partition "# / was on /dev/sda1..."

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To hide a partition from Nautilus without using the hidden flag and possibly breaking your Windows install or preventing Windows from seeing it you can do the following:

1.) sudo fdisk -l
Output:

Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders, total 1250263728 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048      409599      203776    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2          409600   208027647   103809024    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

2.) Create a file in /etc/udev/rules.d say "99-hide-lenovo-data.rules"
3.) Figure out which /dev/sd[X][N] the Lenovo data partition is.
4.) Add a rule in 99-hide-lenovo-data.rules like so:

KERNEL==”sda1″, ENV{UDISKS_PRESENTATION_HIDE}=”1″
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