I am not aware of a KDE-native tool to mount iso images in Plasma 5 and I keep using the Gnome tool gnome-disk-utility, as indicated here.

Is there a KDE version of this tool? It is able to do more than just add a context menu entry to mount iso files, like setting mounting options and backing up partitions, but I am mostly interested in the 'mount iso' option.


If what is wanted is a separate Qt-based gui, Acetoneiso qualifies: it is written in Qt and can mount and unmount images; it installs fuseiso and two qt packages.

But in spite of its name gnome-disk-utility only comes by itself with no packages foreign to KDE. It includes the gnome-disk-image-mounter tool which does the actual job.

To install:

sudo apt install gnome-disk-utility

To run "Disks":


To mount an image file:


or execute the file /usr/share/applications/gnome-disk-image-mounter.desktop. This executable is not found by the launcher as long as it contains the line NoDisplay=true; change that to false to launch it as any other program.

(then select the iso)

To add it to context menu:

kate ~/.local/share/kservices5/ServiceMenus/mount_gnomedisks.desktop

(be sure you have the folder ~/.local/share/kservices5/ServiceMenus)

then paste these lines:

[Desktop Entry]


[Desktop Action mount]
Exec=gnome-disk-image-mounter %U
Name=Mount image 

and save.

And there are also the Dolphin services; most of those do not work, as they are outdated, and the newest ones are not the best rated. Luckily, there are exceptions, like KDE-Services (https://store.kde.org/p/998464). It seem it cannot be installed from the Dolphin-Services button; instead, it can be downloaded as tar.bz2 archive, unpacked and, by opening a terminal in the resulting folder, it can be installed by running the command sudo make install. This is a collection of services, desktop files installed at system level in /usr/share/kservices5/ServiceMenus/ and scripts installed in usr/share/applications.

To have a simplified service menu based on this, see this answer.


There should be an Dolphin (KDE's default filemanager) plug-in.

Dolphin: Control -> Configure Dolphin... -> Services -> Download New Services... -> Search for 'mount'


What works in 2018 with Plasma 5.8 is KDE Services.

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There is also the possibility of modifying such scripts - for example this here.

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  • I have updated the above answer with a service that works. – user32012 Feb 13 '18 at 13:05
  • there is another small dolphin service called "Mount ISO image here or elsewhere" ... i just installed and it works – Francesco Mar 22 '18 at 13:55

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