Rename external HD
rjcortez at gmail.com
Thu May 31 02:09:48 UTC 2007
The file system of the hd is vfat. I tried following the instructions
at http://www.debuntu.org/device-partition-labeling with the following
@ubuntu:~$ df -T
Filesystem Type 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
ext3 27371388 3975252 22005752 16% /
varrun tmpfs 257960 216 257744 1% /var/run
varlock tmpfs 257960 0 257960 0% /var/lock
procbususb usbfs 257960 108 257852 1% /proc/bus/usb
udev tmpfs 257960 108 257852 1% /dev
devshm tmpfs 257960 0 257960 0% /dev/shm
lrm tmpfs 257960 33788 224172 14%
/dev/hda1 ext3 241116 26964 201704 12% /boot
/dev/sda1 vfat 78127040 39304800 38822240 51% /media/EXERNAL HD
@ubuntu:~$ sudo gedit ~/.mtoolsrc
@ubuntu:~$ sudo mlabel -s i:
Cannot initialize 'I:'
mlabel: Cannot initialize drive
Phil - yes I've tried to highlight but I don't get a rename option. I
think that only works for folders and files, not devices. F2 doesn't
do anything. Alt-F2 brings up the run dialogue box but I'm not sure
what I should be using as a command. I tried mlabel -s i: with the
same result as above. Cannot initialize drive.
I also tried the instructions for ext3 file system in case the
directions were based on the host and not the external drive. I
received the following response.
e2label: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/sda1
Couldn't find valid filesystem superblock.
I could probably plug it into the XP box and change it there, but I'm
being stubborn. I may not always have that available to me in these
Thanks for the responses, any other ideas?
On 5/30/07, Mario Vukelic <mario.vukelic at dantian.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-05-30 at 14:53 -0800, Bob Cortez wrote:
> > What's the best way to rename the hard drive to a ubuntu 7.04 friencly
> > name? I tried using the properties field in the gui but got 'you don't
> > have permissions' error.
> You may be able to do it by starting an instance of the file manager
> with Alt+F2 to bring up the run dialog, then run "sudo nautilus
> Or use Alt+F2 or a terminal and run "sudo mkfs.ext3 -L <name>". Read the
> man page, either with "man mkfs.ext3" in a terminal or via menu System|
> Help and Support|Adanced Topics. This is assuming that you have an ext3
> filesystem on the disk. If not, try the section SEE AlSO in "man mkfs"
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