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Hide disk partitions from Nautilus

asked 2011-11-16 04:54:44 -0500

kparal gravatar image

I'm using F16, Gnome 3.2. I used to hide some partitions from Nautilus because I have a lot of partitions on my disk that I don't use often (but I still need them) and they just clutter my Nautilus window. I used to mount those partitions outside of /media or using 'ignore' keyword in /etc/fstab, and it worked [1].

But with F16, no matter what I do, I still see all the partitions under Devices in Nautilus. I would like to hide them somehow easily, I'm not fond of writing custom udev rules [2].

Does anyone have some suggestion? Thanks.

[1] http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1496408

[2] http://www.worldofnubcraft.com/969/hide-your-disks-or-partitions-from-nautilus/

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answered 2011-11-16 10:51:55 -0500

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Solution is mount them as /mnt/partition instead of /media/partition.

example. say name of partition is Data and file format is ntfs.

as root create directory by mkdir /mnt/Data.

find uuid of partition by using command blkid as root. say uuid is 001

add this line to /etc/fstab

uuid=001 /mnt/Data ntfs-3g defaults 0 0

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