Graphical Mounting

and unmounting. In Linux.

Here’s the problem. With upgrades to Linux Kernel 2.6 for autoplugging devices, and hotswapping of USB devices, etc., mounting has become more complex. At the same time, the spread of Ubuntu and some other Linux distributions among the wider unwashed masses has lead to the stupification (or perhaps I should say the degeekification) of the Linux User Space.

As a result, things like:

/sbin/mount -o nosuid\,nodev /dev/cd0a /CDROM

just don’t cut it anymore.

What you really want is a graphical user interface with dancing hard drives and icons for USB ports and such. No problem: Forelex Mount Manager, PySDM, and MountManager are all reviewed for you HERE.

Chances are you will never need any of these, but why should that stop you from installing them and playing around a bit?

Comments

  1. #1 gruebait
    December 5, 2008

    You might want to add “htt” to the front of “p://www.linux.com/feature/153412″

  2. #2 D. C. Sessions
    December 5, 2008

    Busted link: p://www.linux.com/feature/153412

    Gotta admit, I’m surprised that this is an issue any more. ObFlameBait: Maybe I’ve been using KDE too long.