GRUB appearing as bootable device

I’m a newbie when it comes to GNU/Linux and Manjaro, so I apologize in advance as this issue is probably trivial, although I wasn’t able to find any solution.

For some reason GRUB shows up on my desktop and also the list of devices inside the file manager.
I know it’s GRUB since after checking it with lsblk it appeared as sda4, which was the partition I assigned to GRUB (Manjaro installer told me to format a specific partition meant for GRUB).

sda 8:0 0 931,5G 0 disk
├─sda1 8:1 0 30G 0 part /
├─sda2 8:2 0 10G 0 part
├─sda3 8:3 0 891,5G 0 part /run/timeshift/backup
└─sda4 8:4 0 8,2M 0 part /run/media/sherry/26e888e5-5ec3-4447-8342-51aff
sr0 11:0 1 1024M 0 rom

Here is how it looks like:

So my question is, how can I hide/dispose of this device without hiding all the removable devices?

Hi @Sherry, and welcome!

Am I correct in saying it looks like KDE and Dolphin?

If so, when you Right-Click on the drive you don’t want to show, there’s an option, “Hide” to, well, to hide it.

It not, I really don’t know.

Thank you for your answer, @Mirdarthos!
I use XFCE with thunar and I do not see such an option in the context menu.
The only options are:

  • Open
  • Mount/Unmount Volume
  • Properities (which can’t be chosen)

This is an old setting, and for Debian (Can I say that here?)


Create or edit the file with that content and reboot.

Your solution didn’t seem to work, even though the way of implementing it through the kernel made sense, so I did some research and switched the name of the file from 10-local.rules to 90-local.rules, and changed the content to:
This solved the issue.

tl;dr for people potentially experiencing the same problem, you need to:

  1. Go to /etc/udev/rules.d and modify/create a file called 90-local.rules.
  2. Put the following content in the file:
  3. Type lsblk -f in your terminal and copy the UUID of the device/partition you wish to hide.
  4. Replace youruuid with the UUID you copied from the terminal.
  5. Reboot the system.
  6. Done.

Thank you for your help, @SimonJ.

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