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I have tried gnome-disk-utility and it has failed. Yet again I have deleted the launcher for, 'Disks' which is gnome disk utility and now I can't see how I can open it. I am running 12.10.

Which command do you execute from the command-line to open Gnome Disk Utility (Disks)?

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The auto-suggestion from package management sometimes helps out when you make a typo ( :) )

No command 'gnome-diskw' found, did you mean:
 Command 'gnome-disks' from package 'gnome-disk-utility' (main)
gnome-diskw: command not found
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Thanks mate, this has been standing in my way as my PC hasn't been mounting DVDs and CDs when I place them in the player. – Brenton Horne Jan 5 '13 at 15:40

You can launch Disk Utility (gnome-disk-utility) GUI using:

palimpsest &


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I installed gnome-disk-utility, but I have no palimpsest executable. What is missing? – landroni Jan 23 '15 at 17:08
@landroni you can check the executable provided in the package with dpkg -L gnome-disk-utility.. or are there some problems in the installation? – precise Jan 23 '15 at 19:04
seems they've changed the name.. maybe it's gnome-disks (rinzwind mentions that in his answer) from Ubuntu 12.10 and above.. it's palimpsest for Precise. – precise Jan 23 '15 at 19:08
dpkg -L gnome-disk-utility | grep palimpsest returns empty. I guess it's indeed a name change in the binary, and this executable is no longer the same in Trusty. – landroni Jan 23 '15 at 19:17
the command lists all the files provided by the package.. you'd find what it's been renamed to.. – precise Jan 23 '15 at 19:21

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