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Re:vBoot deployment report 8 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 0
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#8709
Re:vBoot deployment in-depth: hiding vBoot partition 8 Years ago Karma: 0
I was searching around how to hide directly within grub2 but didnt find anything on the forum. I found some other info which you may find interesting. You can use parttool to hide the partitions. Im not sure if the order matters but I use like this.

Code:

menuentry "winxp (hidden)" {
  parttool (hd0,1) hidden+
  vboot harddisk="(hd0,1)/vhd/winxp.vhd" boot=harddisk
}

menuentry "winxp (shown)" {
  parttool (hd0,1) hidden-
  vboot harddisk="(hd0,1)/vhd/winxp.vhd" boot=harddisk
}

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#8710
Re:vBoot deployment in-depth: hiding vBoot partition 8 Years ago Karma: 86
If you want to hide the read disk, you can do it very easily from v2, releasing in a few days.

Basically, you can add a hide option to vboot command.

for example,

(1) vboot harddisk="(hd0,1)/vhd/winxp.vhd" boot=harddisk hide=0

will hide disk 0, no access is granted to disk 0 except writing the vhd file

(2) vboot harddisk="(hd0,1)/vhd/winxp.vhd" boot=harddisk hide="D:, E:"

will hide drive D: E: in case disk 0 is multiple partitioned, no access is granted to D: and E: except writing the vhd file
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#8719
Re:vBoot deployment in-depth: hiding vBoot partition 8 Years ago Karma: 0
That's good that v2 will support that feature. As you know using parttool permanently hides the partition so you have to remember to manually unhide it if you want to show it again.

With the command line hide option you should say hide=0,1 for partition 1 on disk 0 as drive letters dont mean anything outside of dos/windows

We are all eagerly awaiting v2! Sounds great!
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Last Edit: 2011/11/15 05:15 By ndog37.
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#8720
Re:vBoot deployment in-depth: hiding vBoot partition 8 Years ago Karma: 86
Simply hiding is not enough, a developer can still use API to access all files. You will have to deny the access from the very bottom layer of kernel, so no API can be used. the hide option does exactly that, it filters all requests to the disks, only grant vboot driver to have access to the reall disks, and deny all others.

so it's not a simple "hiding".

We will put a beta version later today.
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