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Old 30th March 2008, 08:57 AM
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Change Volume Name?

Hey,

I have a desktop icon called "68.8GB Volume" on my Desktop which is used to access a Windows partition, and I was wondering if theres a way to change that name. Just looks kinda ugly being called that is all

Oh I ask because the Rename option is blurred out and unavailable when I right click the icon, and I know there must be a command...

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Old 30th March 2008, 10:11 AM
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Use the e2label command:

/sbin/e2label /dev/sda1 SomeNewLabel
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Old 30th March 2008, 01:45 PM
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Use the e2label command:

/sbin/e2label /dev/sda1 SomeNewLabel
Hold on!!

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icon called "68.8GB Volume" on my Desktop which is used to access a Windows partition
e2label is for ext2/ext3 filesystems only, for windows filesystems use windows disk management utility
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Old 30th March 2008, 07:30 PM
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Hold on!!



e2label is for ext2/ext3 filesystems only, for windows filesystems use windows disk management utility

Yeah I've seen that e2label command and noticed that is was for ext2 and 3 filesystems so I didn't use it as to not mess up that ntfs partition in any way...

I'll check and see if the Windows Disk management thing will have a renaming option of some sort and I'll let y'all know what's up
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Old 31st March 2008, 12:58 AM
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Yeah I went into the Computer Management console [under Control Panel, Admin Tools] in Windows, right clicked the C:\ drive, clicked Properties, then named my C:\ drive in the box at the top of the properties screen.

This worked, but then links [or shortcuts] that I had made in Fedora to my Windows folders were broken, so I had to remake them. Luckily I only had 2
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Old 31st March 2008, 02:42 AM
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There is an excelent tut/howto over at the ubuntu community docs for doing what you want to do and explains all the different file systems. The link is here:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RenameUSBDrive

For FAT32 Partitions you use Mtools.
For NTFS Partitions you use ntfsprogs.
For ext2 or ext3 Partitions you use e2label.
For JFS partitions you use jfs_tune.
For ReiserFS (v3) partitions you can use reiserfstune.
For XFS partitions you use xfs_admin

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