interesting article, for all those who think Ubuntu is already easy

Lee Revell rlrevell at
Thu Jun 1 00:31:47 BST 2006

On Thu, 2006-06-01 at 07:15 +0800, Michael T. Richter wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-01-06 at 00:30 +0200, Jan Claeys wrote: 
> > if partition.disk_label == None:
> >     partition.disk_label = popup_label_dialog()
> > Or would adding a disk label break some devices?
> I've encountered one device (an MP3/4 player) that REALLY didn't like
> having a label.  "Didn't like" to the tune of "collapsed and died".
> So that would be a "yes".  Then there's the issues of CD/DVDs.  You
> can't add a label to one of those after they're burned.

How do Windows and OSX handle it?  I guess they generate a GUID when
they see what they think is a new device?


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