Managing Desktop drive icons in Fedora 8
I am running Fedora 8 using gnome.
I have a second drive and all the partitions appear as icons on my desktop, which is rather annoying.
If I use the gconf-editor (applications > System Tools > Configuration Editor) to unset volumes_visible, I also lose the removable media icons from my desktop. I would like to keep these icons.
I note that the removable media and the second drive partitions are all mounted in /media. These mounts are all shown in /etc/mtab, but nothing about these drives appears in /etc/fstab.
I am thinking that If I mount the second drive partitons in /mnt (make appropriate mods to /etc/fstab) then the removable media drive icons will appear on the desktop if I set volumes_visible, and I won't have all the second drive partition icons as well.
If I do this, do I need to do anything else to prevent the second drive partitions being mounted in /media?
Or to put it another way, what is currently causing these partitions to be mounted in /media and does that have to be explicitly switched off, or another config file altered or somesuch?
I think I know all that is necessary to make a new mount, (add entry to /etc/fstab, create the mount point directories) but the fact that these second drive partitions are mounted in /media without an entry in /etc/fstab, leaves me unsure as what else might need to be done to switch these /media mounts off.
Hope this is clear enough.