The name of windows-partition changed without any reason!

sebastien scamu at
Fri Sep 22 19:22:04 UTC 2006

This 'strange' character might come from the partition encoding. My
suggestion is
sudo gedit /etc/fstab :

/dev/hda1       /media/hda1     vfat    defaults,utf8,umask=007,gid=46
0       0

And replace utf8 with the following encoding : Windows-1252 .

Tell if it works.


 On Fri,
22 Sep 2006 19:57:17 +0200 Petar Milin <pmilin at> wrote:

> Sorry for posting this question again, but I am getting nervous and
> afraid of some serious further problems and/or crashes.
> The day before yesterday, strange thing happened in mu Ubuntu 6.06: I
> lost the name of my win-partition, under the icon on my Desktop.
> Previously, and from the beginning of the Dapper-instalation, the name
> of win-partition was '/media/hda1', and now, strange character
> appeared: ''. The only thing I have done is defragmentation of
> win-fat32-partition (from windows, of course), but nothing within
> Linux. I haven't touched fstab or something of that kind.
> How is that possible? Can I have the proper name back?
> Sincerely,
> Petar Milin

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