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PySDM Storage Device Manager: Customize your Hard Disk Mount Points with a Graphical front end for fstab

Ubuntu: PySDM Storage Device Manager is a simple and intuitive PyGTK (GTK+ for Python) Graphical User Interface for the fstab (/etc/fstab) file.

The fstab file lists The fstab (/etc/fstab) is a configuration file used to lists all available disk and disk partitions on your system, it tells Linux what file systems to mount on boot and where.

PySDM is found in the Ubuntu repositories, so you can install with $ sudo apt-get install pysdm
After installation, you’ll find it at System -> Administration -> Storage Device Manager. You need to be admin to run it.

Though, Pysdm is the easy way to mount partitions and have write permissions for now (a common operation), it is still advisable to know the basics on the fstab file.

You could learn more on controlling file permissions with umask from Linuxzoo

via [PySDM]


  1. BerryBunt
    9:17 pm on February 25th, 2009

    Nice post here man, i just used pydsm to solve a major issue i had – could not unmount hard disk

  2. beryblue
    10:16 pm on February 25th, 2009

    Nautilus can’t be used now, due to an unexpected error???

  3. ubuntu_novice
    1:42 pm on February 26th, 2009

    I used PySDM at System->Admin->Storage Device Manager to resolve this issue;
    mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda2,missing codepage or helper program, or other error
    In some cases useful info is found in syslog – try dmesg | tail or so

    It did fix the issue. Thanks