Bug 161581 - mounted vfat volume shows up in computer:/// but no icon shows up on the desktop
mounted vfat volume shows up in computer:/// but no icon shows up on the desktop
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tomáš Bžatek
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Reported: 2005-06-24 12:58 EDT by Teddy
Modified: 2015-03-03 17:27 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-02-17 00:51:46 EST
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Description Teddy 2005-06-24 12:58:08 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have a Fat32 partition on the same physical disk as my FC4 installation that I use to share files with my WinXP installation.  Anaconda didn't automatically mount the volume during the installation so I manually added the following line to my fstab file to have it mount:

/dev/hdc1     /media/hdc1     vfat     rw,auto,user     0 0

The mounted volume "10G Hard Drive: NEW VOLUME" shows up in computer:/// with my other mounted drives but not on my desktop.  I have a SanDisk Cruzer Mini USB Drive that was recognized by Anaconda during installation and shows up both in computer:/// and on the desktop.

I've searched other support forums as best as I could but without much luck.  One Ubuntu support forum topic was very similar to mine.  Something they noticed was that if you change the fstab entry:

/dev/hdc1     /media/hdc1     vfat     rw,auto,user     0 0


dev/hdc1     /media/hdc1     vfat     rw,auto,user     0 0
(by removing the first "/" before dev/hdc1)

The drive will show up on the desktop and in the Places menu; however, its label will only be the mountpoint "hdc1" rather than the actual volume label.

I don't know if this is a HAL problem or something wrong with nautilus, but I'm guessing that since the drive does shows up in computer:/// then its not HAL.

(BTW, I'm still pretty new to Linux, so this is the best I could to to narrow down where the problem might be)

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Comment 1 Alexander Larsson 2006-09-04 11:00:27 EDT
Very very strange. Do you still see this in FC5?
Comment 2 petrosyan 2008-02-17 00:51:46 EST
Fedora Core 4 is no longer maintained.

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