[clug] Volume names

James Ring sjr at jdns.org
Tue Apr 19 11:41:24 MDT 2011


On Apr 15, 2011 12:05 AM, "Keith Sayers" <keiths at apex.net.au> wrote:
> On Tuesday 12 April 2011 04:00:03 Brendan Jurd and Paul Wayper cogitated
and counselled :
> > > ? ? ? ?Can Linux ascribe a volume name to a hard drive, please?
> > Not to a hard drive, but if you're looking for something like Windows'
> > "volume label" a la the Format Disk program, you want to put a label
> > on a _filesystem_, not a hard drive.
>        Yes, that is my objective.  I have a system of removable hard
drives and for various
> historical reasons have accumulated several such.  I am now in a position
to work through
> them, selecting and consolidating what I want to keep.  To enable me to
identify them I
> have given each drive a name and pencilled that on to the carrier tray and
for those that
> have been used under Windows I can also make that a volume name.  For
those that are so
> named and are visible to Linux, Dolphin the file manager will display that
volume name.
> For example one which contains only data, no operating system, appears in
> Dolphin as 'Easton' and I know exactly which one I have in the drive.  I
now have some
> that are Linux only and would have liked them also to appear suitably

Can you just put a file in the root containing the name of the disk? Simple
but meets your requirements.


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