Hide partition in sidebar

Bug #257641 reported by Neil J. Patel on 2008-08-13
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Netbook Remix Launcher
Neil J. Patel

Bug Description

We should be able to hide a partition in the right sidebar.

Many netbooks have a recovery partition and having that shown on the list of available partitions could be quite bad (if the user decides to mount it an play around).

Having a exception list in gconf would work.

Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2008-08-13
Changed in netbook-remix-launcher:
assignee: nobody → njpatel
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) wrote :

The latest launcher will load a string list from /apps/ume-launcher/volume_exclude_list which it will use to determine which volumes to show.

On startup from a terminal, the launcher will print a list of volumes like:
***Volume Added: NAME UID

where UID will be /org/freedesktop/foo/bar.

Add the UIDs that should be excluded into the gconf list, and restart the launcher.

Changed in netbook-remix-launcher:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Jouston Huang (jouston-huang) wrote :

My UID is /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/volume_uuid_48AB_BCC1

Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2008-08-28
Changed in netbook-remix-launcher:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2008-08-28
Changed in netbook-remix-launcher:
milestone: none → rc1
Bart Rose (jbrose3) wrote :

These partitions are now being displayed in the "Files & Folders" tab. I cannot exclude them using the previous gconf method. Thanks.

Neil J. Patel (njpatel) wrote :

@bart -- thanks for bringing this up. We actually use code that closely matches that of nautilus for determining which drives to show. Could you please attach the following information so I can try and determine why your still seeing the drives:

1. Screenshot of Files & Folders with the offending drive visible
2. Screenshot of Nautilus's sidebar (so I can see if it also shown there)
3. The output of hal-device


Bart Rose (jbrose3) wrote :

Here you go. This is with no fixes in place. Let me know what you want to try.

Bart Rose (jbrose3) wrote :
Bart Rose (jbrose3) wrote :
Jeremy Meixner (bromix) wrote :

Anyone figured this out yet?? It says fix released. But not sure what the fix is?

side (sidex666) wrote :

Tis bug is still alive in Uuntu Lucid Lynx Netbook Remix. The partition are displayed in Files & Folders and there is no way to get rid of this.

Editing /apps/netbook-launcher/volume_exclude_list in the gconf editor won't change anything. Declare volumes in /etc/fstab with nouser,ro,noauto will only work for non-boot volume. I've try many tricks to fix this but the Windows 7 boot partition is still show up and readable/writable.

I had the same problem (UNE 10.04), but found a fix.

In GParted, add the "hidden" flag to the partition to hide.
Found here: http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-1247829.html

Reboot to apply changes (just logoff won't work correctly).

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