Binary package “udisks” in ubuntu oneiric
storage media interface
The udisks daemon serves as an interface to system block devices,
implemented via D-Bus. It handles operations such as querying, mounting,
unmounting, formatting, or detaching storage devices such as hard disks
or USB thumb drives.
This package also provides the udisks utility, which can be used to
trigger these operations from the command line (if permitted by
PolicyKit). External tools such as hdparm are used if available to
implement extra operations, such as configuring disk spindown times.
Creating or modifying file systems such as XFS, RAID, or LUKS encryption
requires that the corresponding mkfs.* and admin tools are installed, such as
dosfstools and mtools for VFAT, xfsprogs for XFS, or cryptsetup for LUKS.