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Hide not "Active" NTFS Partitions by default

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AuralArch:
I think it would make a lot of sense to automatically hide any NTFS partition which is not marked "Active" from the partition list.
Another feature that goes along with that (almost by necessity) would be to automatically rename all Window's "System Reserved" partitions to the name of the next partition (which it would boot into by default)...

That feature set would save me SO much time & aggravation- especially since I'm frequently getting new hard drives and/or performing installations on lots of hard drives for work & friends...


Anybody else like that idea, or find it useful?

ianmac77:
Great idea. I see SYSTEM RESERVED and Windows7 at boot. We already have the ability to hide "Windows7" (Boot.plist) but no ability to change the name SYSTEM RESERVED to Windows 7. I think anyone who dual boots wants a clean interface, not three drives where choosing Windows7 would not even boot Windows 7.

Gringo Vermelho:
You are wrong, Chameleon supports partition renaming and has done so for a long time. Read the docs.

ianmac77:
I stand corrected. The above feature request can be accomplished by changing your org.chameleon.Boot.plist.

Official Docs:
  "Hide Partition"        Remove unwanted partition(s) from the boot menu.
    =partition               Specified, possibly multiple times, as hd(x,y), an
     [;partition2 ...]       UUID or label enclosed in quotes.

"Rename Partition"      Rename partition(s) for the boot menu.
    =partition <alias>       Where partition is hd(x,y), UUID or label enclosed
     [;partition2 <alias2>   in quotes. The alias can optionally be quoted too.
     ...]

Example (1 hard drive 3 partitions):
      <key>Default Partition</key>
   <string>hd(0,3)</string>
   <key>Hide Partition</key>
   <string>hd(0,2)</string>
   <key>Rename Partition</key>
   <string>hd(0,1) Windows7</string>

0,1=EFI 0,2=Windows7 0,3=Lion
Tested on Chameleon 2.1svn r1777

Although, it would be nice to have this as an automatic feature...

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