View Full Version : [ubuntu] how to prevent an unmounted partition from being shown in nautilus?

August 2nd, 2009, 11:27 AM
I have some partitions which I have not included them in the fstab file so they are not mounted by default.

I just fo not like them to be shown in nautilus, any configuration parameter around?


August 2nd, 2009, 11:37 AM
I think they are added by default into fstab during install, but I cannot be sure. Just check the /dev/*da devices in fstab.

I'm on a Win box right now so sorry if I'm wrong. I'd like to know the answer to this too.

August 2nd, 2009, 12:10 PM
Not sure if this is what you need, but .. maybe it helps.

As root ( sudo -i ):

echo "sdaX" >> /dev/.hidden

Replace X with what you need to hide ( eg. sda6 partition ).

August 2nd, 2009, 12:18 PM
I believe it is due to automount (autofs) will update soon, on M$ right now :(

August 2nd, 2009, 02:17 PM
Actually, if they are mounted in fstab, they won't show up in the nautilus sidebar, though they can be accessed by clicking in the "filesystem" selection in the sidebar, or by using the up arrow and following the filesystem tree.