Debian :: Set Partitions To Hide Or Read Only?

Feb 21, 2010

I wish that some partitions were hidden and others were read only, moreover I wish that these settings can't be edited by other users (except of course root user). For do this, have I only in "fstab" file in "etc" folder to comment (or delete) lines relatives to partitions that I wish are hides and I set options to "ro" to lines relatives to partitions that I wish are read only?

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Debian :: Mount Partitions With Read/write Permissions Automatically As The Systeme Starts?

Dec 10, 2010

I'm new to debian ,I was trying to mount my NTFS partition but I did that only with read permissions I couldn't install ntfs-config(allthough I have ntfs-3g installed).So I want to figure out how to mount my partitions with read/write permissions automatically as the systeme starts ?

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Ubuntu :: Hide Partitions In GRUB2?

Aug 30, 2010

I would like to hide two entries in my GRUB2...(to clean up a BURG theme)

Dell Utility Partition -on- /dev/sda1

Microsoft XP Embedded (Which I believe is Dell Media Direct) -on- /dev/sda5

I understand that you must edit it in either 'menu.lst' or '30-os-prober' files.

The entry is a little like this... (?)

if [ -z "${LONGNAME}" ] ; then
if [ "${DEVICE}" = "/dev/sdXY" ]; then


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Ubuntu :: Unmount/hide Unwanted Partitions?

Apr 20, 2010

I have a number of partitions in my Places menu that refer to either System Reserved or NTFS partitions which I have no interest in accessing and would just like to unmount/hide.

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Ubuntu :: Hide NTFS Partitions So That Can't Be Mounted?

Sep 27, 2010

How can I hide NTFS partitions so that can't be mounted?I noticed when I'm working on Ubuntu that I can delete files on my Windows NTFS partition, I think that's a risk

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Slackware :: How To Hide/activate Partitions With LILO

Jun 3, 2010

My OS are installed as follows:

Windows 7 on /dev/sda1 (primary) type=7 (HPFS/NTFS)
WinXP on /dev/sda2 (primary) type=c (W95 FAT32 (LBA))
Linux on /dev/sda6 (logica1)

I'd like to make Win7 hidden (and deactivated) when booting WinXP from lilo (and conversely). Following the lilo manpage I set up the boot items

# Windows bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/sda1
label = Win7
table = /dev/sda


Line 50 is indicated above. I have experimented with variations on the above, but still can't get lilo to accept my syntax.

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Ubuntu :: Hide Partitions From The Places Sidebar Even If Mounted

Jan 24, 2010

How do I...

* Prevent the sdb1 + sdb2 ext4 partitions from being shown in Nautilus/Thunar Places sidebar.

* Prevent the Western Digital SmartWare VirtualCD, sdr1, from being shown in Nautilus/Thunar Places sidebar. It is just a VCD that is part of the firmware of the external (sdb) hard drive. *GAG!*

I don't care if they are mounted or not, though I prefer if they aren't. As long as they don't show up on the Places sidebar AT ALL, I'll be happy. I never use them, but keep mounting them by accident.

Here's my fstab, can you tell me why it's not doing the above?

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0


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Ubuntu :: Hide Drives / Partitions In Nautilus Places

Mar 25, 2010

I have quite a lot of testing operating systems installed. Some with their own home or boot partition. Now my places section in nautilus is an utter MESS. I was not able to find any working solution how to hide these partitions.

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Ubuntu :: Hide Partitions/Drives From Nautilus (side Panel)?

May 29, 2010

I have 2 drives formatted NTFS, which I'm mounting with /etc/fstab to ~/Movies/ and ~/Music/ and an EXT4 partition on my primary drive for games, mounted to ~/Roms/ and I would like for these drives to NOT show up in the side panel of nautilus.

I've been doing some looking around, and what I've found so far is that supposedly if you mount a partition/drive somewhere besides /media/ nautilus will ignore it. I'm finding this not to be the case, and it's driving me bonkers. here's my fstab:

# /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).


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OpenSUSE :: Windows Partitions Are Read-only Under 11.3 X64

Sep 30, 2010

I use dual boot in the lap, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and openSUSE 11.3 x64, plus another NTFS partition dedicated for data. When I browse normally with Dolphin the 2 NTFS partitions I can see and browse them, but it doesn't allow me to write data (create new files or paste) or modify saved files. It's like a read-only partition. I have to run Dolphin browser as root in order to be able to normally write and modify data. Some other pals however tell me they're able to do it without running as root, although they use openSUSE x86.

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Ubuntu :: Ext4 Partitions Mount As Read-only?

Jan 9, 2010

I have 4 partitions. One is Ext4 for Karmic, one is NTFS for WinXP, and the other two are Ext4 where I keep all my stuff.When I boot into Karmic and open Nautilus, none of the last three are auto mounted. When I click on one of them, instead of a window popping out asking me for a sudo password, I get a message as shown below.f I try to mount via sudo in terminal it works, but the files for me are then all read-only. Again, if I open Nautilus as root, all works fine.What I want is the following:- for all 3 partitions to automount on startup;- for all 3 partitions to be owned by me and not by root.I tried editing /etc/fstab, but to no avail. Neither did running "chown" help.

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.


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Ubuntu :: Read Extra Partitions In Windows 7?

Jul 23, 2010

I have Ubuntu Linux installed on a hard drive in a seperate computer. I want to transfer some stuff so I pulled the drive and hooked it up to my main machine. I then installed Ext2Explore so I could read the drive. I am able to read it now and see all of the folders but it appears that I am only able to see the main partition. With the other partitions, I see them listed in the Media folder but I click on them and they are all empty. Does anybody know how I can retrieve the data in these partitions?

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Ubuntu :: Partitions - Read And Write To From 11.04 And Windows 7

Jul 15, 2011

I want to make a new partition that I can read and write to from Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7. I haven't used Ubuntu much since 8.10 and it seems that I remember it being much easier to do then. I'm using this partition to store my music, pictures and videos on if that is of any relevance. I also need this to be something that can't mess up my windows side of my computer as I need that for work.

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General :: Gparted Does No Longer Read The Partitions On Ubuntu10.04?

Dec 6, 2010

I do not know what I have done but I used to be able to see the partitions on Hard Disk wich has WinXP and Ubuntu 10.04 as well as other partitions I have created.

I can access the partitions but cannot any longer see them with Gparted. Enlosed 2 screenshot ( Gparted and Disk Utility which shows the partition)

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot XP And 10 - Can't Read From Windows Partitions

May 19, 2010

I am editing this post to save people time and effort. This is one of those "Pilot Error" issues or faulty readout issue, not sure which. It turns out that when I saved a document in PDF format to my NTFS Drive (the one I want to share between Windows XP and Ubuntu 10) the .PDF file extension was missing.

1. Ubuntu identified the files as a PDF document (even though the file extension was not there)

2. When trying to access it by double clicking it, the message was "Unable to open document, Permission Denied"

The problem was not permissions, and it was not a PDF file according to the default Document Viewer, but it WAS a PDF file according to the directory listing. The permissions message really had nothing to do with the problem, and identifying the file as a PDF document when it didn't have an extension, was another problem. What SHOULD have happened is a file without an extension should not be identified as a PDF file or If Ubuntu says it's a PDF file, and I double click it, why is the message "Permission Denied" ?? How about "No File Extension" or something like that?

Read the following if you want to see what my problem WAS before I just appended ,PDF to the filename, and now it works fine. On the positive side, installing XP first, then setting aside a large chunk of space for a shared NTFS drive, and THEN installing Ubuntu in the free space works fine. I installed a new 320 GB drive on laptop. Installed Win XP in 32 GB Set aside 250 GB for another Windows partition using MANAGE and formatted D: as an NTFS drive Then successfully Installed ubuntu 10 into remaining unused space. Problem: Ubuntu cannot access files from D: (NTFS Windows) partition. but it can WRITE files without problems, and create directories, just not read them. Have set properties of the Windows drive to shared, still nada. Any trick I'm missing? If I plug in an external USB drive, Ubuntu can read/write to it easily, it just can't read from the 250 GB partition formatted in Windows XP that I wanted to share between operating systems.

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Debian :: Hide Lost+found Of Ext3 On Lenny?

Mar 24, 2011

I've just installed a new 2TB disk. Its formatted as ext3 and mounted. Works fine.Only concern is that the lost+found directory is visible to normal users. The disk mount point is owned by root. ls -l showsdrwx------ 2 root root 16384 2011-03-24 10:36 lost+foundThe applicable line from fstab is/dev/sdb1 /var/wayfinder ext3 defaults 0 1

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Debian Hardware :: How To Hide Misbehaving Hard Drive

Jul 20, 2010

I'm teaching my son about Linux and he has a system dual-booting Debian Squeeze and Windows XP.Recently, his Windows hard disk ran out of room (It's a rather old system, the disk was 13 GB) and we replaced it with an 80 GB drive that we thought was dead.After successfully cloning the Windows disk, we put the new disk in the old slot (hdd) and rebooted.Windows runs fine with it, but when trying to boot Debian, it ran into a myriad of errors (too many to list here) and eventually timed out trying to deal with this apparently renegade hard drive.The only way we can boot Debian is to shutdown the computer, disconnect the hard drive and boot up.
Rather inconvenient My question is:Is there any way to hide that disk from the Debian system so it doesn't go trying to detect it and run into these snags?I'd like to simply replace it with a brand-new drive, but that's absolutely out of the budget for now.

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Debian :: Hide Boot Text Messages During The Startup?

Sep 23, 2010

Howto hide boot text messages on the screen during Lenny startup? I've tried to change in /boot/grub/menu.lst:

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=quiet splash

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Debian :: How To Make Windows-loader Default And Hide Grub If Possible

Mar 11, 2015

Background: I am dual booting Debian and Window 7. Wanted to make windows-loader default and hide grub if possible. Google search took me here: [URL].... (third answer, about editing grub)

Make Windows (ANY variant) the default Grub2 menu option.
Description: This sets Windows as the default boot option, and (with NO user action) the PC will auto-launch Windows on startup.

A. sudo update-grub #List your current menu items
B. Edit setup file
sudo gedit /etc/default/grub
GRUB_DEFAULT=”Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda1″ #Set the boot default to your Windows boot partition
[WARNING: Just setting 'GRUB_DEFAULT=n', will NOT work after kernel updates, etc.
Save the file and close.]
sudo update-grub

Question: I must have done something wrong, for update-grub (as root) now gives this: "/usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig: 6: /etc/default/grub: 2: not found"

What should I do now to make grub as it was in the beginning?

[By the way, it's been very difficult to get Debian related pages...]

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Debian Configuration :: Hide Boot Text Messages During The Startup?

Sep 25, 2010

Howto configure /boot/grub/menu.lst from Lenny to hide boot text messages during the startup?

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Fedora :: Auto-Hide Panel Will Not "un-hide"?

Jul 18, 2010

I just moved my bottom panel to the right side of the screen and set it to auto-hide., The panel hid it'self but will not un-hide when I move the mouse to the edge of the screen... I tried to re-boot, but the panel is still "stuck"Is there an easy way to fix this? Or will I have to manualy delete the panel and make a new one

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Debian :: Install Debian Root Into Software Raid Partitions Sda2 And Sdb1?

Mar 2, 2011

I got two harddisks, sda and sdb. Is it possible to install Debian root into software raid partitions sda2 and sdb1 leaving all other partitions 'normal' (not-raid)? do partitions sda2 and sdb1 need to be exact same size and position?

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Debian :: How To Resize Ext3 Partitions / But No LVM From Debian?

Nov 27, 2009

Howto resize Ext3 partitions, but no LVM from debian?Can I use a tool like GParted?

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Debian Installation :: Debian 5.0.4 New Install Will Not Read Boot Disk Info

Mar 10, 2010

I down loaded Debian 5.0.4 and burned it to CD (several times I might add till it was right) and now the computer I'm putting it on wont acknowledge it as a boot disk and load. It does not have a problem with my windows cd, which has a crack and the start of all my problems, But not the Debian CD-1 disk. what now? The computer is an IBM thinkpad a22p. Everything works as far as I can tell. But I was going to reinstall Windows and failed in that because of a small crack on the edge of the disk that stopped the install and any hope of accessing the file on the laptop. Microsoft does not support windows xp any longer, you must buy windows 7, but the ibm will not run it due to processor speed and ram limitations. But it will run linux and I'm willing to try it just to get out of microsoft control.

Idon't know what else to do. This is the link to where I downloaded the software ( [URL] ). The others five that i downloaded were on the same page that I got this one. Are there bad files here? Is there a missing file in the disc?

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Debian :: How To Hide Applet's "slider"

Apr 26, 2011

I have set up a panel with a custom background image. Is it possible to make transparent or completely hide applet's slider?

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Debian :: Cannot Access NTS Partitions

Dec 5, 2010

I can not access NTS partitions .

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Debian :: Prepare Partitions For Squeeze?

May 18, 2010

I'd like to prepare partitions for squeeze on my home PC using gparted. I have empty 40GB HD. Should I create ext4 partitions? How have you created on your system?

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Debian Installation :: Reinstall But Want To Keep Other Partitions

Feb 28, 2010

I installed debian with Root, swap, /home, /usr, /tmp, /var on separate partitions. Then my root partition hdd is physically damaged, so I have to reinstall. But how can I keep/remount those other partitions which has lots of important data(mainly webserver data and mysql database) back? Another thing to note is that I not only replaced the root HDD but also the whole desktop pc which is smaller pc so instead of internally connecting the other partitions(another undamaged Harddrive), I have to use USB adapter externally which seems to work just fine. But how do I "re-link" my partitions?

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Debian :: Looking At Ext4 Partitions From Ms-windows

Dec 8, 2010

I recently downloaded and installed and updated Debian squeeze. Its a dual-boot machine and the migration process is going to take its own time. In the interim, I want to look at the ext4 partitions through windows. I know/knew about ext2ifs but somehow I'm not able to view the ext4 partitions even though they show up in Control Panel as ext2ifs drives.

If you guys know of any other softwares which can do the same work or better please lemme know. I also tried something called ext2explore but that one crashes all the time around. Lastly, does somebody know which is the best way to be in the know of Squeeze development and the milestones within it.

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Debian Configuration :: No UUID For Some Partitions?

Jun 15, 2010

I have two encrypted partitions which I cannot find UUID numbers for.

/etc/crypttab looks like this:


and *sometimes this works, other times I have to edit the file and /etc/init.d/cryptdisks restart.

Obviously I should use UUIDs here and in fstab but blkid does not list those partitions


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