i've read many postings on this issue so far, but i don't seem to find an answer to my situation:
i want my ntfs windows partition to be invisible under "my places" or "computer" or wherever else it could appear. i do not want it unmounted, or no icon on the desktop: i want it invisible.
i wish i had the entry in fstab but i don't.
i run /etc/mtab and there i can see it when it's mounted.
here's the windows partition in my mtab:
/dev/sda1 /media/disk fuseblk rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096 0 0
and here's my fstab:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# Use 'vol_id --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).
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=76ebda76-5d17-4d6f-b5af-8a8b980eb3ae / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/sda5 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
my 80gb harddrive consists of the following partitions from left to right:
windows 15gb ntfs, swap 1gb, ext3 14gb, 50gb fat32
looks like my fstab only lists the ext3 and swap partition plus cdrom. where are the other 2 (ntfs and fat32)?
what i'd like to know is how i can make the windows partition disappear completely.
i followed a tip yesterday creating a mountpoint (sudo mkdir /mnt/sda1) and then adding the following line to fstab "/dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1 ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_IN 0 0"
this worked fine as the partition was gone.
but somehow the 15gigs were added to the linux partition when i opened the gnome diskusage analyzer (babao) and also when i checked in "system monitor". it will tell me then that my linux system status is 30gb (the 15gb from ext3 and the 15gb from the hidden ntfs). i guess because it was mounted under the linux ext3 in order to make it disappear.
so how can i make it disappear without the mentioned side effect?
i found this wiki here but i don't know what to do with it, please help if this would solve my problem!
thanx a lot,