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Desktop Drive Icons: All or None? [SOLVED]

Postby Dr.U on Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:13 am

Hi,

I've finally upgraded to Cassandra and enjoy it very much :!: However, I have a question, to which I have yet to find a posting that would answer it.

I have 2 hard drives with many partitions and various linux distros, etc. on them. No fat or ntfs partitions -- all are ext3 or a swap. On the desktop I see all of the partitions, and they all are already mounted. I changed fstab mount options to

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noauto,rw,user,exec

for those that I did not want to see on the desktop (or at least not have mounted after booting) but this did nothing to change the original condition :shock: So where can I change this? I only wish to have a couple of ext3 partitions auto-mounted and appearing on the desktop, all others should not be auto-mounted and not even be visible on the desktop.

With the MintDesktop and MintDisk applets I only seem to be able to make the desktop display either all partitions or no partitions.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

-- Dr.U
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Postby Husse on Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:03 am

noauto,rw,user,exec

for those that I did not want to see on the desktop (or at least not have mounted after booting) but this did nothing to change the original condition

If you don't want the partition mounted just remove it from fstab (better maybe to comment the line) but it's not clear to me what you really want...

Mintdisk has got nothing to do with ext3 - it only deals with FAT and NTFS.
In mintdesktop you can choose if you want the mounted disks on the desktop or not, but there is no option to have only some of the mounted partitions shown (as far as I know)
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Postby Dr.U on Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:48 am

Husse wrote:If you don't want the partition mounted just remove it from fstab (better maybe to comment the line) but it's not clear to me what you really want...

Thanks for the reply, Husse. I guess I was not clear enough in my post. What I want is to have only specific partitions automatically mounted and displayed on the desktop. The others should not be visible.

It looks like I just need to remove or comment out from fstab the partitions that I do not wish to have auto-mounted and then they will not appear on the desktop either.

Mint is super -- and so are its forum members :!:

Thanks again,
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