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I have two RAID arrays that are fstab-mounted. They are as important to me as the root disk as a large portion of my home dir is mounted from one of these arrays.

Here's how they look in the nautilus sidebar:

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When I click one of these eject icons, it errors out (I'd need to be root) but that's by-the-by, I don't want the icon there in the first place.

Is there anything I can do to suppress it for certain drives? It needs to be targeted because I still want to be able to unmount SD cards, my phone, etc.

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Ideally, if the drive is not unmountable by the user no eject button should be shown. That the button is shown regardless of whether it is useful or not has been reported as a bug here:

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If your mount point is not under /media, but for example under /mnt, the icon will not be showed.

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+1. '/media' is defined as mount point for removable media in the filesystem hierarchy standard: – htorque Oct 13 '10 at 10:23
Will the device still be listed by nautilus at all? – Oli Oct 13 '10 at 10:25
@Oli No, you can access the device through Filesystem /, then /mnt – enzotib Oct 13 '10 at 10:27
@htorque By that same document /mnt/ is described: "This directory is provided so that the system administrator may temporarily mount a filesystem as needed. The content of this directory is a local issue and should not affect the manner in which any program is run." My mounts are not temporary and unmounting them will have a profound and very much severe effect on running programs. – Oli Oct 13 '10 at 10:28
@enzotib I'd rather have the eject icon than have to go hunting for the drives. – Oli Oct 13 '10 at 10:30

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