I have two disks with a total of about 6 data partitions between them.
If I do not have any entries for them in the /etc/fstab (except for / of course) then the filemanager app (caja?) shows their labels in the LHS pane. And when I click on those labels, it mounts them for me and puts an icon on the desk top.
But if I put an entry for these partitions in /etc/fstab it prevents caja from even showing the partitons in the LHS pane.
EVEN if the partitons are not mounted. ie. i put a 'noauto' in the options string.
any idea why that is?