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I noticed just about all the file system modules are loaded by default on boot - filesystems I'll never use. These include atleast:

Module                  Size  Used by
jfs                   182186  0 
xfs                   823190  0 
reiserfs              248223  0 
btrfs                 550402  0 
ufs                    75815  0 
qnx4                   17685  0 
hfsplus                84797  0 
minix                  36367  0 
ntfs                  101769  0 

Is there anything I can do to prevent these being loaded ?

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You can blacklist them in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf by adding blacklist xfs blacklist reiserfs etc. You can also create your own blacklist there. for example blacklist-mine.conf.

Still it's strange that all those are loaded. Have you started gparted before checking or are you on a live system maybe?

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That seems to do the trick, although sudo /sbin/update-initramfs -u needs to be run as well, after altering blacklist.conf –  nos Aug 17 '11 at 21:31

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