System partitions showing as removable devices

Hello experts,

I am running Opensuse tumbleweed with xfce as wm, currently installed: 20200627. Upgrades are done with tumbleweed-cli.

For some reason, I’m not sure with which update prior to 20200627, I noticed that system partitions are shown as removable devices.

Launching xfdesktop-settings > Icons > Removable Devices my desktop is filled with:
filesystem root
efi i386-pc

I also have a MP3 player, this is no longer auto mounted when I plug it in, however it is found by the system with name sdd and sde

~> lsblk
NAME                                          MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE  MOUNTPOINT
sda                                             8:0    0 232.9G  0 disk  
└─sda1                                          8:1    0 232.9G  0 part  
sdb                                             8:16   0 111.8G  0 disk  
├─sdb1                                          8:17   0   529M  0 part  
├─sdb2                                          8:18   0    99M  0 part  
├─sdb3                                          8:19   0    16M  0 part  
├─sdb4                                          8:20   0  35.7G  0 part  
├─sdb5                                          8:21   0   500M  0 part  /boot/efi
└─sdb6                                          8:22   0    75G  0 part  
                                              254:0    0    75G  0 crypt 
    └─system-root                             254:1    0    35G  0 lvm   /opt
sdc                                             8:32   0   3.7T  0 disk  
├─sdc2                                          8:34   0   1.6T  0 part  
└─sdc3                                          8:35   0   2.1T  0 part  
  └─cr_home                                   254:2    0   2.1T  0 crypt /home
sdd                                             8:48   1  12.3G  0 disk  
sde                                             8:64   1 119.1G  0 disk  

On Askubuntu site they suggest I update my fstab, but my fstab looks very unfamiliar with everything under /dev/system/root (perhaps due to btrfs/lvm)

~> less /etc/fstab
/dev/system/root                           /                       btrfs  defaults                      0  0
/dev/system/root                           /.snapshots             btrfs  subvol=/@/.snapshots          0  0
/dev/system/root                           /var                    btrfs  subvol=/@/var                 0  0
/dev/system/root                           /usr/local              btrfs  subvol=/@/usr/local           0  0
/dev/system/root                           /tmp                    btrfs  subvol=/@/tmp                 0  0
/dev/system/root                           /srv                    btrfs  subvol=/@/srv                 0  0
/dev/system/root                           /root                   btrfs  subvol=/@/root                0  0
/dev/system/root                           /opt                    btrfs  subvol=/@/opt                 0  0
UUID=c94f64*********************  /home                   ext4   data=ordered                  0  2
/dev/system/root                           /boot/grub2/x86_64-efi  btrfs  subvol=/@/boot/grub2/x86_64-efi  0  0
/dev/system/root                           /boot/grub2/i386-pc     btrfs  subvol=/@/boot/grub2/i386-pc  0  0
UUID=3A69-****                             /boot/efi               vfat   defaults                      0  2

Another link from arch suggests that it is kernal issue.

~> for char in /sys/class/block/*/removable 
                   printf "$char "; cat $char
/sys/class/block/dm-0/removable 0
/sys/class/block/dm-1/removable 0
/sys/class/block/dm-2/removable 0
/sys/class/block/sda/removable 0
/sys/class/block/sdb/removable 0
/sys/class/block/sdc/removable 0
/sys/class/block/sdd/removable 1
/sys/class/block/sde/removable 1

Can anyone point me in the direction to stop system partions getting recongnized as removable and to get my MP3 to be automountable again?

Thanks for taking time.

Read the following udev/udisks guide…

Thanks, this is what I was looking for.

I do have one other question though, but perhaps I need to ask the Clementine music player crew this.

Under devices tab, I still see my efi, home and var partitions.

My home and var are actually different physical devices. Home is a hdd while var is root ssd.

Looks like these partitions as still somehow seen as removable devices. (however I am not able to mount them)