[plug] Partition/volume label change

Bret Busby bret at busby.net
Sat Feb 24 00:35:03 WST 2007

On Sat, 24 Feb 2007, Jim Householder wrote:

> Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2007 00:05:38 +0900
> From: Jim Householder <nofixed at westnet.com.au>
> Reply-To: plug at plug.org.au
> To: Plug List <plug at plug.org.au>
> Subject: [plug] Partition/volume label change
> Hi
> Is there a command to change the label of a volume or partition?
> I found mlabel, but cannot find the syntax for it.  The man page is useless. 
> It gives:
> mlabel [-vcsn] [-N serial] drive:[new_label]
> I've tried mlabel /dev/sda1 with and without : with no success.
> How do you specify the drive or partition to use?
> Jim
> BTW I know the easy way out is to use Windows, where I can just rename it in 
> explorer.

Searching using google, for the three strings "linux", "mlabel" and 
"syntax", yielded:



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Bret Busby
West Australia

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