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Customize Hard Disk MountPoints With Storage Device Manager(PySDM) In Ubuntu Linux

Whenever you add any additional disk partition in your system, you need to make some changes in the fstab file in order to have it recognized by the operating system. Linux based systems save the mounting information for the disks and disk partitions in the fstab file, this file is very complex to understand and even a small mistake can make your system corrupt. PySDM is a Storage Device Manager that allows full customization of the hard disk mount points without manually accessing the fstab. Storage Device Manager (PySDM) is so user-friendly that even the beginners would feel comfortable while making the changes through it. It ensures that the changes you make are correct by using an awesome spell check feature.

To install it in Ubuntu, run the following command in the terminal.

sudo apt-get install pysdm

Once the installation is complete, you can launch it from System > Administration > Storage Device Manager.


The left side pan contains the list of attached disks in your system and in the main window you will see two tabs, you can perform the basic disk configuration from the General Configuration tab and options within the  Dynamic configuration rules tab will allow you to apply the dynamic rules on your drive’s configuration. You can unmount any particular disk by clicking the Unmount button. Enjoy!


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