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  • Xubuntu 12.10

  • XFCE 4.10 with Thunar 1.6.2

I have two greyed out mounted (or "mountable") volumes on my desktop:

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If I right-click on them, I can mount them, implying they appear not be mounted yet. I don't understand really why they are greyed out as I can simply double-click them and then browse around. So they are mounted?

But on to my question: Neither the icon/volume named Datenträger 58 GB nor the icon/volume named System-reserviert appear in the fstab file, I checked that via GParted and sudo blkid. Here is the output of sudo blkid. The thing is, I'd still would like to have the option Unpluggable Devices in the desktop setting (symbols tab) activated for USB-related stuff. Is that possible?

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Add them to your /etc/fstab and they will be hidden:

LABEL=fedora    /mnt/fedora ext4    noauto,rw,noatime,errors=remount-ro,norelatime,user_xattr,acl   0   0
LABEL=FAT32     /mnt/FAT32  vfat    noauto,rw   0   0
LABEL=xp        /mnt/xp     ntfs    noauto,rw   0   0
LABEL=seven     /mnt/seven  ntfs    noauto,rw   0   0
  • They need not be mounted at all, noauto acheives that.
  • Do not mount them under /home if you use other file managers.
  • They will still appear if you mount them under /media. Useful for eSata bay drives.
  • This behavior is neither xfce nor thunar-specific, it affects all file-managers that employ gvfs.
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Ok, so I added the two volumes via their UUID (instead of their label) and then took the option for the non-ext4 volums you listed. It looks like this now UUID=4ECCB9F3CCB9D585 /mnt/Win7-normal noauto,rw 0 0. I saved the file via CTRL + S, closed it and they disappeared. Great. Thanks! – henry Feb 25 '13 at 12:57

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