Mounting volumes through the command line

László Monda laci at
Wed Apr 4 10:22:46 PDT 2012

On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 4:48 PM, László Monda <laci at> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 9:39 AM, Chris Kühl <blixtra at> wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 9:06 AM, Yury G.  Kudryashov
>> <urkud.urkud at> wrote:
>>> 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)?
>> Yes, it's called D-Feet.
> It's an excellent tool!  Is there any way to dump the actual D-Bus
> calls live?  That way it'd be a no-brainer to see which call Nautilus
> is using.

Just for the record guys, I've just figured this out with the help of
the Nautilus folks:

Thank you all, my journey ends here.

László Monda <>

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