I have SATA Western Digital 120GB 5 yeras old hard drive. There are four primary partitions. In order FAT-32, JFS, EXT4 and the last SWAP. Yesterday I copied the third ext4 partition with Clonezilla. Everything was OK. But Clonezilla issued therey strange for me message (and upsetting): "Hidden data between MBR and first partition" It was about 32KB.
I am a newbie using kubuntu 13.10 & not at all comfortable using fdisk unless I'm given specific instructions. Is it possible to fix the table entries without incuring major surgery on my partitions?
Would appreciate explicit advice.
I am using Debian Linux Squeeze. My 400G harddrive is presenting a lot of 'UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCIES' across all partitions. (orphaned inodes mostly). Coupled with this there was screen freezing, and unusual 'unable to write' messages. This has happened several times.
I have Ubuntu 10.04 and Win7 ultimate on their own partitions, roughly 50/50 of the HDD.
I was considering using Truecrypt to encrypt the entire Windows partition. Thats easy enough. Where I'm concerned is I want to make it a hidden encrypted partition (why do it otherwise).
Simply put, If I make it hidden will I still have the Windows 7 Loader in my boot menu?