[plug] Partition/volume label change
bret at busby.net
Sat Feb 24 00:47:31 WST 2007
On Sat, 24 Feb 2007, Bret Busby wrote:
> Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2007 00:43:48 +0900 (WST)
> From: Bret Busby <bret at busby.net>
> Reply-To: plug at plug.org.au
> To: Plug List <plug at plug.org.au>
> Subject: Re: [plug] Partition/volume label change
> On Sat, 24 Feb 2007, Bret Busby wrote:
>> Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2007 00:35:03 +0900 (WST)
>> From: Bret Busby <bret at busby.net>
>> Reply-To: plug at plug.org.au
>> To: Plug List <plug at plug.org.au>
>> Subject: Re: [plug] Partition/volume label change
>> 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
>>> 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?
>>> 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:
>> and about 670 more...
>> Bret Busby
>> West Australia
> It just occurred to me - what about using mount?
> Bret Busby
> West Australia
Also, editing the fstab file?
(and, if you have a copy of Sobell, it should cover both mount and the
use and maintenance of fstab).
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