3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 24, 2010 5:02 AM by Fortuny
Speamac Level 1 (0 points)

I have 3 partition : Mac OS X, Windows 7, DATA (NTFS).

DATA should not show in Refit. How can I hide it?


Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Fortuny Level 7 (21,435 points)
    Hi Speamac,

    usually rEFIt only shows partitions that it recognizes as bootable.
    For that it scans the avaiable harddisks at startup of your Mac.

    I have two DATA-only partitions on my MacPro as rEFIt never shows them in its Boot-Menu.

    Is there the possibility that your now DATA-partition once has a bootable Operating System on it, which you later simply emptied for DATA use ?

    In your Applications/Utlities folder you should have a "Partition Inspector.app" (which rEFIt put there).
    Maybe using this app can provide some further informations on your partitions.

    Also, what version of rEFIt do you use ? (current is 0.14)


  • Speamac Level 1 (0 points)
    I switch the partition from NTFS to Fat32 . Refit was then able to see it as a non-bootable partition. So the partition is automaticaly hidden from the Refit menu.
  • Fortuny Level 7 (21,435 points)
    Thanks Speamac for reporting on this.

    Happy computing then.