Mounting disc image files (.iso, .img, .dmg, etc) in Ubuntu isn’t hard. There are a number of applications available designed to carry out the task.

But Mounty, a system tray applet, is probably the easiest of them.

Mounty Applet in Ubuntu 12.04
Once open Mounty sits in the System Notification area. Clicking on its icon reveals a menu with the following options:

Clicking on theOpen Disk Image… button will open a dialog that will allow you to mount disk image.

The Remember mounted images checkbox will automount your recently mounted images on system startup

The Use Appindicator option will allow mounty to use appindicator instead of systray, it’s enabled out of the box if you are have the package “python-appindicator” installed (e.g. in Unity).

Needless to say – if you tickLoad at startup the application will start with your system.

Mounty also sports the ability to mount disc image files directly from your file manager:

Mounty in Nautilus

Install Mounty in Ubuntu

Because we think the tool is pretty handy we’ve packaged it up and placed it in the OMG! Ubuntu! PPA for easy installation in Ubuntu 10.10 through 12.04.

To add and install Mounty from our PPA using the Terminal run the following two commands: –

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kokoto-java/omgubuntu-stuff
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install mounty

If you’re a developer interested in playing around with the source code you’ll find it on Launchpad.

Apps Download disk image mounter mounty utility