Protect/Hide your Windows Installation

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Protect/Hide your Windows Installation

Postby bester69 » 2017-01-17 02:02

If we've a windows installation, we might wish to prevent from messing accidentally some window system directories, but at the same time you might want to have available the free space of that windows partition from our linux.

I'd recommend you to create a WORK FOLDER in that windows partition and remap that folder over the windows partition, so you can hide the sensible windows files at your linux session.

So easy like this:
1) We create a WORK FOLDER in windows partition:
cd /media/sda1 (Win partition)
mkdir MYWINFOLDER

2) We remap over Windows partition
sudo mount --bind /media/sda1/MYWINFOLDER/ /media/sda1/
This way all Windows directories get hidden and protected to our activities.

The result: --> /media/sda1 (just see WORk FOLDER):
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3) We create a script to remap (hide windows) at startup:
hidewin.sh
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#!/bin/bash
#
sudo mount --bind /media/sda1/MYWINFOLDER/ /media/sda1/


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Once done, we might wish to remove availability Windows from Grub by just updating the grub:
sudo update-grub
As linux can't find windows installation (its overmapping), it updates the grub without the windows enterline.



Im applying this solution of my own to protect/hide windows system directories. :D
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Re: Protect/Hide your Windows Installation

Postby Segfault » 2017-01-17 03:38

I want to try it, how to get Windows? I tried "apt-get install windows", but it printed "E: Unable to locate package windows". What repo I need to add to install Windows?
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Re: Protect/Hide your Windows Installation

Postby 4D696B65 » 2017-01-17 09:03

Segfault wrote:I want to try it, how to get Windows? I tried "apt-get install windows", but it printed "E: Unable to locate package windows". What repo I need to add to install Windows?

Its in an Ubuntu PPA I think.
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Re: Protect/Hide your Windows Installation

Postby ruffwoof » 2017-07-26 14:06

I thought it was a virus and reformatted my disks to get rid of it altogether. It wanted to totally own my PC as though it was its PC and was posting all sorts of information to god-knows-where. It even tried to prevent me from booting other systems.
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