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at the location computer:/// in nautilus i have a needless symbol '500 GB Hard Disk' how can I remove it?

it's like this problem: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=117655

thank you

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Open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and type sudo blkid

Copy the UUID of the drive you want to hide.

In the terminal type gksudo gedit /etc/fstab

Add a line UUID=${UUID} none ntfs noowners,ro,noauto 0 0. Change {UUID} with your UUID.

This will set the drive not to mount automatically, have no mount point, with no owner and read-only.

I'm not sure it won't show in computer:/// though. I haven't tested it.

Source: http://webapps.itcs.umich.edu/radmind/index.php/Hide_Windows_partition_in_dual_boot_setups

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this drive is my file-system, i need it, so i have to mount it automatically.. –  maberger Nov 26 '12 at 23:02

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