I have mounted an internal hdd in 18.04 using the gnome-disks utility, selecting "mount at system statup". In nautilus the drive shows up with a "prohibited" sign like this.

upper left corner of nautilus

I have not noticed any other issues.
fstab looks like this

/dev/disk/by-uuid/9d73bb1e-9411-4679-ac77-95c193b558ac /media/username/snurre auto nosuid,nodev,nofail,x-gvfs-show,x-gvfs-name=snurre,x-gvfs-icon=snurre,x-gvfs-symbolic-icon=snurre 0 0

Any idea what this is supposed to indicate?

1 Answer 1


Easy, just ask somebody and you'll figure it out yourself! :-D

Just omit the x-gvfs-icon and x-gvfs-symbolic-icon from the mount options and you will get a sensible default.

nautilus upper left corner

Here are the mount options from gnome-disks with the Icon Name and Symbolic Icon Name options. I guess you could do some cool tweaks with these if you wanted to :-)

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  • Nice find. I never heard of these options. Apparently you didn't put them in yourself?
    – Jos
    Feb 5, 2020 at 9:56
  • 2
    Nope. They are from the gnome-disks utility. Screenshot added.
    – user284445
    Feb 6, 2020 at 10:06

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