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Linux - Modify the partitions labels

February 2015


[Linux] Modify the partitions labels






All these commands should be done by the administrator (root mode).
Give names of the simplest possible partitions (if possible using only alphanumeric characters (a. .. z and 0 ... 9) and - and _.

ext2/ext3 Partitions


There are two commands:
  • tune2fs -L my_label /dev/partition
  • /sbin/e2label /dev/partition my_label

FAT/FAT16/FAT32 Partitions


You must install the mtools utility package.

Then type:
  • sudo mlabel -i /dev/partition ::my_label

NTS Partitions


You must install the ntfsprogs package

The command to be used is:
  • ntfslabel /dev/partition my_label.
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