Some partitions in edgy get two icons on the GNOME Desktop

Bug #57753 reported by mvandeg on 2006-08-25
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #57701: [edgy] gnome shows duplicated mounts. Edit Remove
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)
Medium
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Vfat and NTFS partition get two icons on the GNOME Desktop. When these partitions are removed from /etc/fstab, no icons appear.

Update* Partitions made with such programs as Partition Magic, that have a enveloping partition in which the functional partition is enveloped in shows up as two partitions, one as the volume name, and the other as the physical name. This occurs on Ext2 partitions as well if it is enveloped in a outer partition, and is not isolated to just ntfs.

Micah Cowan (micahcowan) wrote :

Your description is fairly vague.

Are you saying two separate partitions get two separate icons? If so, that's supposed to happen.

If partitions are removed from /etc/fstab (and therefore, not mounted at start), they wouldn't have icons. That too is normal.

Or, are you saying that the same partition shows up as two icons? If that's the case, where are you seeing this? When you choose "Computer" from the "Places" menu, or on the desktop, or both?

Also, please indicate what version of Ubuntu you are running, and what version of the "nautilus" package you're running (you can find this out by searching for "nautilus" in Synaptic).

I'm sorry if I was unclear. A partition on a vfat or ntfs volume shows
up with two icons, e.g.: "data" and "data (2)".

This happens in the Places menu and on the Desktop. In the Computer
"folder" only one icon appears. My nautilus version is:
2.15.92.1-0ubuntu3. This is in Ubuntu edgy.

On 8/25/06, Micah Cowan <email address hidden> wrote:
> Your description is fairly vague.
>
> Are you saying two separate partitions get two separate icons? If so,
> that's supposed to happen.
>
> If partitions are removed from /etc/fstab (and therefore, not mounted at
> start), they wouldn't have icons. That too is normal.
>
> Or, are you saying that the same partition shows up as two icons? If
> that's the case, where are you seeing this? When you choose "Computer"
> from the "Places" menu, or on the desktop, or both?
>
> Also, please indicate what version of Ubuntu you are running, and what
> version of the "nautilus" package you're running (you can find this out
> by searching for "nautilus" in Synaptic).
>
> ** Changed in: Ubuntu
> Status: Unconfirmed => Needs Info
>
> --
> Vfat and NTFS partitions in edgy get two icons on the GNOME Desktop
> https://launchpad.net/bugs/57753
>

Thanks for your resopnse...

I'm unable to reproduce the problem on my machine (same nautilus version), which has a windows partition mounted on /windows.

Could you please attach your /etc/fstab?

Micah Cowan (micahcowan) wrote :

Changing assignment to nautilus package, which I believe may be the correct target. It'll at least be closer than Ubuntu.

Yes, that's probably better. I have it on both my machines, so I can
reproduce it ;)

On 8/27/06, Micah Cowan <email address hidden> wrote:
> Changing assignment to nautilus package, which I believe may be the
> correct target. It'll at least be closer than Ubuntu.
>
> ** Changed in: Ubuntu
> Sourcepackagename: None => nautilus
>
> --
> Vfat and NTFS partitions in edgy get two icons on the GNOME Desktop
> https://launchpad.net/bugs/57753
>

Can you attach the /etc/fstab and make a screenshot of the problem?

Changed in nautilus:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Untriaged → Medium
mvandeg (mvandegiessen) wrote :

A screenshot and my fstab

mvandeg (mvandegiessen) wrote :

My fstab

Javier Cabezas (javier-cabezas) wrote :

I have this problem too. Each disk partition (I have NTFS and EXT3) has two icons on the GNOME Desktop.

Micah Cowan (micahcowan) on 2006-08-31
Changed in nautilus:
status: Needs Info → Confirmed

I have something similar, but possibly not the same(?)

I have, showing on the desktop: hdb5, hdd1, Media, Media2 and Windows. hdb5 and hdd1 are the same as Media2 and Media, respectively. The only thing apparently different is that Windows isn't mounted via UUID (as that didn't work when the change went in) while the two other partitions are. There are no double entries in /etc/fstab.

Media, Media2 and Windows are the partition labels, of course.

Adding this info as it didn't seem exactly as the same behavior as the other bug reports, since I have hd* names.

nmwillard (nw15062) on 2006-09-08
description: updated

With the updated description, maybe I should mention that my partitions are not made with Partition Magic or any of the parted variants, but as far as I can recall only managed from within Ubuntu and its installers. Nor are the affected partitions NTFS or FAT, they are both ext3 systems.

I'm not so sure about the wrapped partitions either... cfdisk does not show anything like that, especially for hdd1 which is the only partition on hdd (unless I'm missing something).

And again, the one difference immediately obvious (if this affects NTFS too) is that the double entries are mounted via UUID.

Florent Mertens (givre) wrote :

I also make some test, and it for me, it's totaly unrelated to the way it was partition, but the problem seems to be the uuid stuff.

- When i mount a partition with uuid=*, it shows 2 drive in the desktop
- When i mount the same one with the old /dev/*, it shows one partition in the desktop.

Also i made more test with my ntfs-3g partition.
Normaly, fuse partitions can't be shown in the desktop because of this bug https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+bug/35354
Hal can't recognize them as an existant partition and so don't set them to 'mounted'.
But when i mount an ntfs-3g(fuse) partition with uuid=*, i have one icone on the desktop, and none if i mount it with /dev/*.

So it seems that nautilus use an other way (on top of hal) to know if a device is mounted or not, and this second method seems to use uuid.

This bug is a duplicate of 57701.

The culprit is the UUID=. in fstab, if you use /dev/hd it will show.
The bug is in gnome-vfs-code, hald /etc/fstab and /proc/mount don't use the same value for the device.

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