How do I edit labels for a fat-32 (or vfat) partition

Derek Broughton news at
Thu Sep 15 18:24:11 UTC 2005

Carthik Sharma wrote:

> On 9/15/05, Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:
>> Carthik Sharma wrote:
>> > May I at least know the process by which devices are automounted, and
>> the
>> > config files for this, I mean, where is it that the "/media/usdbisk-*"
>> is
>> > specified. Maybe using the unique device identifier string, I could
>> mount
>> > the partition using a particular label, yes?
>> Probably in /etc/udev. Definitely you can use udev to make it use unique
>> strings. see file://usr/share/doc/udev/writing_udev_rules/index.html
> Derek, that would change the /dev/sda1 to /dev/ipod or some such. What I
> am looking to do is change the /media/usbdisk to /media/ipod for example.

Oh, my brain always starts hurting when I have to conceive of the difference
between a block device node and its mount point :-)

Still, aiui, pmount tries to name it first using the partition label (which
you now have), then the udev device name (and probably all of the udev
symlink names, too), so udev will still give the right result.

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