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November 5th, 2012, 08:02 AM
Hi. Some time ago some extra icons appeared in the Nautilus "Places" sidebar (ringed in the attached pic), which appear to represent the mount points of the volumes already listed. I don't remember what I did to make them appear (if anything). When I click on any of these icons I get a message telling me that the volume is already mounted (which it is).

I would be quite happy to use these "mount point" icons instead of the icons with the volume names, but I don't want both appearing in the Places list. I note that if I open Nautilus as root, these mount point icons are all that appear (and they are functional with no error message).

Can anyone explain what is happening here, so I can eliminate the duplication? Here is my fstab, if that helps:

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
# for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
# devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
# / is on /dev/sda3
UUID=0fa38026-bbe8-4a44-a6d3-e5a0328f0e58 / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /media/DATA is on /dev/sda2
UUID=4DB2ED2A4D7DD73B /media/DATA ntfs defaults,user 0 0
# swap is on /dev/sda4
UUID=337d097a-cdab-447d-826e-b1c4d7274f38 none swap sw 0 0
# /media/TV2 is on /dev/sdb1 (2TB)
UUID=2E38C20638C1CD51 /media/TV2 ntfs defaults,user 0 0
# /media/MEDIA1 is on /dev/sdc1 (2TB)
UUID=4549494420BBFD63 /media/MEDIA1 ntfs defaults,user 0 0
# /media/TV1 is on /dev/sdd1 (2TB)
UUID=52C2D361C2D347BD /media/TV1 ntfs defaults,user 0 0
# /media/ARCHIVE is on /dev/sdf1 (1T5B)
UUID=7623D8F14782266C /media/ARCHIVE ntfs defaults,user 0 0
# /media/SPARE is on /dev/sdh1 (1TB dock)
# UUID=535570FF5B87BC34 /media/SPARE ntfs defaults,user 0 0
#/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 on an oldish i386 box (with plans to update both hardware and version soon).


November 5th, 2012, 06:18 PM
Maybe take a glance here, 2 links to check in post 2
Basically you want to edit your fstab & change the affected ones from

November 5th, 2012, 10:38 PM
Thanks mc4man, that solved it for me as well.