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Old 9th December 2007, 10:18 PM
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Drives / partitions appearing on my Desktop


I've just switched (back) from Ubuntu to Fedora 8 and am having a bit of a problem here..

I've set up some partitions on a drive much later after Fedora was installed. For example, I've created a 18GB partition on /dev/sdb12 with a reiserfs filesystem, and I mount it on /tools; I have other partitions like that.

Now here's the problem : those partitions appear on my desktop with a disk icon "18.1GB volume", "120GB volume" and so on. The only way to make them disappear off the desktop is to umount the partitions. Not really practical, is it ?

As a "side-problem", other partitions appear, the FAT32/NTFS/UFS ones from the Windows and Solaris systems coexisting on this PC. Those devices appear to be mounted in /media and also show up on the desktop. I'd like those to disappear as well, and actually not to be mounted at all. How can I make that ?


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Old 9th December 2007, 10:23 PM
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See post #13

The file was not shipped with 8, make the file then reboot or restart hal and logout and back in.
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Old 11th December 2007, 12:14 AM
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Well, it did solve the problem !

Thanks Dies. I've kept a copy of the file with a README.txt as well. I won't have to google/repost for the same problem

Thanks again,

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