Mounting volumes through the command line

Yury G. Kudryashov urkud.urkud at
Wed Apr 4 00:06:13 PDT 2012

László Monda wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 1, 2012 at 3:34 AM, Thiago Macieira <thiago at> wrote:
>> On domingo, 1 de abril de 2012 00.12.32, László Monda wrote:
>>> Hi List,
>>> There's a second HDD in my laptop which is fully encrypted.  I saved
>>> its password and I can easily mount it by simply clicking on its label
>>> in Nautilus.  I'd like to automatically get this HDD mounted upon
>>> logging into Gnome.
>>> I'm sure that it's possible somehow, either through D-Bus or by
>>> calling Nautilus with some arguments.  D-Bus may be more beneficial
>>> because it wouldn't involve any windows popping up.
>>> Please help or direct me to somewhere where somebody can answer my
>>> question.
>> Please ask in a Nautilus mailing list what you must do to accomplish that
>> goal. Once you know which call you must make (service, object, interface,
>> method and parameters to send), we can help you craft the call in a
>> script or in your program.
> I've already asked them on their mailing list, will try another
> channel this time.  Thanks!
You can try to introspect org.freedesktop.UDisks system service. I use 
qdbus/qdbusviewer for this but you can try gdbus as well.

BTW, is there any gtk+ GUI for d-bus introspection and invoking methods 
(like qdbusviewer)?
Yury G. Kudryashov,
mailto: urkud at

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