Mount Partitions & External Devices in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) with pySDM 3

PySDM is a nifty Linux program that lets you auto mount partitions and external devices easily without messing with the /etc/fstab file. Editing /etc/fstab can be daunting for new users, so by installing PySDM new users can mount partitions using a GUI tool, because one small mistake will render important partitions unusable.

In this brief tutorial, I’ll show you how to install and use PySDM in Ubuntu 11.10. We covered in tool in previous versions of Ubuntu. To read that post, click here.




  • Install PySDM
  • Configure mount points
  • Enjoy!


To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T to open Terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to install PySDM

sudo apt-get install pysdm



After installing, launch ‘Storage Device Manger’ from ‘Dash’




Next, select the device you wish to configure and begin configuring it. You can give it a name and choose the default settings by clicking ‘Set defaults’ button.




For more options, click ‘Assistant’  The ‘options’ page lets you configure the device owner, device group, and umask settings.




When you’re done, click ‘Apply’ to save.  To instantly apply the settings, click‘Unmount’ and remount the device.


That’s all.

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