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I am running Fedora 8 on a HDX9004TX note book and it has a recovery partition. I was wondering if there is a way for the recovery partition not to ...
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    How do I hide a hard drive partition?


    I am running Fedora 8 on a HDX9004TX note book and it has a recovery partition. I was wondering if there is a way for the recovery partition not to be visible in Linux.

    Also I mounted another drive (partition) previously and it kept the authentication, how do I make it drop the authentication for drives so again asks.

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    This thread at Fedora Forum, FedoraForum.org - Icons For Hard Drives on Gnome covers that issue well, specifically post #13. It removes ALL device icons from the desktop while allowing icons to show up when you insert a USB drive or a CD-ROM. Credit to a user here, Dies.
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    Thanks for your reply glennzo. What I have found (For anyone with the same issue) is:

    In the file:
    /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor/20-storage-methods.fdi

    at:
    Code:
          <!-- HP ships desktops with a recovery partition -->
          <match key="volume.fstype" string="vfat">
    	<match key="volume.label" string="HP_RECOVERY">
    	  <merge key="volume.ignore" type="bool">true</merge>
    	</match>
          </match>
    should be:
    Code:
          <!-- HP ships desktops with a recovery partition -->
          <match key="volume.fstype" string="ntfs">
    	<match key="volume.label" string="HP_RECOVERY">
    	  <merge key="volume.ignore" type="bool">true</merge>
    	</match>
          </match>
    as the partition is ntfs not vfat.

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