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How to automount partition in Linux: GUI style

Automount partition in linux like never before. Introducing a tool that can automount partition for you as soon as you boot up your linux box.

One of the Linux Guru’s characteristics is to use command line for everything. One can accomplish anything when well versed with command line tips. After booting up a linux box, one needs to manually mount the partitions. Its not a big deal but it gets really annoying when you keep getting error just because you forgot to mount a partition. This hassle can be avoided by making partitions to automount themselves. It can be accomplished by editing few system files but we are not going there. This post is for those ‘lazy’ ones who don’t want to trouble themselves with system files and all, here we are going to automount partition in graphical manner. We have a tool available that can automount partition right after booting.

PySDM: PyGTK Storage Device Manager

PySDM is a Storage Device Manager that is widely used by users to automount partition without touching fstab. Read more about it here.

PySDM for Ubuntu

Download PySDM to automount partition in Ubuntu and other Debian based distros by executing following command.

user@computer:$ sudo apt-get install pysdm


PySDM for Fedora

Download PySDM to automount partition in RHEL/CentOS/Fedora by executing following command:

user@computer:$ sudo yum install pysdm


PySDM for Arch Linux

Download PySDM to automount partition in Arch linux, link: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=16992

When you are done with downloading, start the tool by shooting following command in terminal as a root:

user@computer:$ sudo pysdm

A prompt for password will appear, past that you will see following window with partitions listed on the left:

 automount partition pysdm

Click on Assistant button and following window will appear.

automount partition pysdm

Now you can check and uncheck according to your preferences and you are done, PySDM will now automount partition for you just after booting.

2 thoughts on “How to automount partition in Linux: GUI style

  1. Tech Support

    This app is buggy IMHO. when i try to edit settings for sda1, it instead shows sdb1. Also, when it adds entries to fstab it uses dev names instead of UUID (ie /dev/sda2)

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