Sudden spring of multiple redundant mount points

I don't know what happened exactly to my system, but currently when I open Thunar, I can see several mounted partitions such as File System (/), Filesystem root (/), efi (/boot/efi/) and tmp (/tmp/) instead of just a single File System (/) as it used be until today. I noticed this peculiarity after I booted into my system this evening. Strangely, all my desktop icons were scrambled, out of place and resized. And then I opened Thunar and this strange behaviour spawned before me.

Anyway, with root permission, I can unmount efi but they are all there listed on Thunar, even efi after it has been unmounted. The others apparently cannot be unmounted because they are in use. I am not sure what I should do to get back to my previous working state. Please help me get rid of these redundant mount points.


If you should require it, let me trace back my non-trivial actions today. Well, I was installing a large package from AUR and I hit an error because I ran out of storage space. So, I deleted some data and used GParted to resize my partitions and add some more space to File System. Afterwards, I tried downloading the package using Firefox but it returned an error saying that tmp is full. So, I used BleachBit to get rid of all cache and temporary files and packages. That solved my problem. I was able to install the large package I was trying to install.

Later today, I realized that my system got possessed along the way. What should I do? :fearful:

Is fstab UUID entry matches the root partition UUID ? Do you have multiple entries there ?

@bogdancovaciu I am not exactly sure if I understood you right. Here is the output of lsblk.

sda                                      465,8G 
├─sda1                                      99M 7CE4-EE04
├─sda2                                     3,8G c898efeb-221d-42c6-a640-7b3ac6c10ae4
├─sda3 /                                    75G daea1dd0-ba83-4b27-bd12-0f7beb6f0790
└─sda5                                     794M 10DAE827DAE80B34
sr0                                       1024M

And here is what is written on fstab. I do not think this file is tempered. If I remember correctly, it used be as it is now. No multiple entries.

# <file system>             <mount point>  <type>  <options>  <dump>  <pass>
UUID=7CE4-EE04                            /boot/efi      vfat    defaults,noatime 0 2
UUID=c898efeb-221d-42c6-a640-7b3ac6c10ae4 swap           swap    defaults,noatime,discard 0 2
UUID=daea1dd0-ba83-4b27-bd12-0f7beb6f0790 /              ext4    defaults,noatime,discard 0 1
tmpfs                                     /tmp           tmpfs   defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0

P.S. I have not printed the partition sda4 which is labelled System in the screenshot and contains a Windows 10 installation.

It is a problem with Thunar, not Manjaro. Regardless of what the problem actually is, restarting Thunar solves it. Type the following on a terminal to restart Thunar.

thunar -q && thunar

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