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    what is the harddrive icon that changes every time I go to the desktop

    I'm using ubuntu 10.10 and i'm very new in my understanding

    there is a harddrive icon on my desktop sometimes 2 or more of them that have a file name associated with it or a size in 'mb' or 'gb'.

    What is that there for ????


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    Re: what is the harddrive icon that changes every time I go to the desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by tbrownarcher View Post
    I'm using ubuntu 10.10 and i'm very new in my understanding

    there is a harddrive icon on my desktop sometimes 2 or more of them that have a file name associated with it or a size in 'mb' or 'gb'.

    What is that there for ????


    thanks,
    Nate
    that are the partitions in your computer.
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    Re: what is the harddrive icon that changes every time I go to the desktop

    Those are partitions you have mounted from your Places menu. Or automounted USB drives, but these will show the USB symbol on the icon if you're still using the default theme.
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