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GNOME Disks 3.12.1.png
Original author(s)Red Hat
Developer(s)David Zeuthen
Stable release
3.30.2[1] (31 October 2018; 2 months ago (2018-10-31)) [±]
Preview release
3.31.2[2] (16 November 2018; 2 months ago (2018-11-16)) [±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC
Operating systemLinux
Size1.4 MB
Available inMultilingual[which?]
TypePartition editor
LicenseLGPL v2+

GNOME Disks is a graphical front-end for udisks included in the "gnome-disk-utility" package.[3] It can be used for partition management, S.M.A.R.T. monitoring, benchmarking, and software RAID (until v. 3.12).[4] An introduction is included in the GNOME Documentation Project.

Disks used to be known as GNOME Disk Utility or palimpsest. Udisks was named DeviceKit-disks in earlier releases. DeviceKit-disks is part of DeviceKit which was planned to replace certain aspects of HAL. HAL and DeviceKit have been deprecated.

A unique feature of the partition manager is that tasks are executed in the background, even after the application has been closed by the user.[citation needed]

Disks has been included in several Linux distributions including Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Trisquel, Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6[5] and CentOS.

GNOME Disks acts as a front-end to udisks2[6] and gvfs-udisks2-volume-monitor. The mount option x-gvfs-show is not recognized by mount.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jardón, Javier (31 October 2018). "GNOME 3.30.2 RELEASED". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  2. ^ Catanzaro, Michael (16 November 2018). "GNOME 3.31.2 released". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  3. ^ Richard Petersen (December 1, 2010), Fedora 14: Administration and Security, Surfing Turtle Press, pp. 147–, ISBN 978-1-936280-23-0
  4. ^ "Disk Utility management for GNOME".
  5. ^ "Storage". Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Documentation. Redhat. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  6. ^ "udisks2 readme".

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