Dell systems showing "DIAGS" in Nautilus bar

Bug #1455533 reported by Mario Limonciello on 2015-05-15
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
OEM Priority Project
Fix Released
udisks2 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


 * Dell factory installed Linux systems are showing the partition "DIAGS" in the Nautilus bar
 * Also, Dell systems configured as a dual boot with Windows and Ubuntu 14.04.x show the same behavior.
 * This has been fixed in udisks2 upstream release 2.1.5

 * This partition is not supposed to be accessible easily to users in any OS.

[Test Case]

 * Create a FAT32 partition called diags and verify that it doesn't show up in the Nautilus bar after a reboot.

[Regression Potential]

 * Regression potential is that anyone who is using this partition to store data won't be able to easily access it anymore

On my Asus Zenbook I have "Recovery" and "IntelRST" which should be hidden, and they are not:

# recovery partitions
ENV{ID_FS_TYPE}=="ntfs|vfat", \
  ENV{ID_FS_LABEL}=="Recovery|RECOVERY|HP_RECOVERY|Recovery_Partition|DellUtility|DellRestore|IBM_SERVICE|SERVICEV001|SERVICEV002|SYSTEM_RESERVED|System_Reserved", \

# intelrst

Created attachment 82986

Attaching a patch from Fedora bug which is closely related to this one.

(In reply to Bradley from comment #0)
> The attached patch:
> a) Hides "Windows Recovery Environment" GPT partitions (similar to how other
> (older?) recovery partitions are hidden based on the FS_LABEL)
> b) Hides partitions with a "DIAGS" label (again, similar to the other hiding)
> Actual results:
> See "Microsoft recovery partition", "DIAGS", and "WINRETOOLS" partitions on
> the desktop


Are you interested in fixing this buggy udisks?

Changed in udisks2 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in udisks2 (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → In Progress
Jamie Chang (jamie315) on 2015-05-20
no longer affects: oem-priority/trusty
Changed in oem-priority:
importance: Undecided → Critical
Ara Pulido (ara) wrote :

Mario, do you know the udisk2 commit that fixed this issue?

Changed in udisks2 (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → Incomplete
Changed in oem-priority:
status: New → Incomplete
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

I linked to the upstream bug; DIAGS in particular was added in

Changed in udisks2 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
Changed in udisks:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Chris J Arges (arges) wrote :

Can you fix the upload for trusty so that the changelog has (LP: #1455533), the # was missing meaning the Launchpad bugs were referenced.

Mario Limonciello (superm1) wrote :

Yes, just added it. Thanks.

Hello Mario, or anyone else affected,

Accepted udisks2 into trusty-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance!

Changed in udisks2 (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Shih-Yuan Lee (fourdollars) wrote :

I have verified this issue by the udisks2 packages from trusty-proposed and they do fix the problem.
Thanks a lot.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Mathew Hodson (mhodson) on 2015-06-11
Changed in oem-priority:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package udisks2 - 2.1.3-1ubuntu0.1

udisks2 (2.1.3-1ubuntu0.1) trusty-proposed; urgency=medium

  * Backport support to hide more partition types from 2.1.5 release (LP: #1455533)

 -- Mario Limonciello <email address hidden> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 14:41:31 -0500

Changed in udisks2 (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for udisks2 has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

Ara Pulido (ara) on 2015-08-11
Changed in oem-priority:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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