Desktop Icon Names for ntfs automounted drives

NoOp glgxg at
Sun Jan 4 20:44:50 UTC 2009

On 01/04/2009 12:48 AM, Nils Kassube wrote:
> NoOp wrote:
>> I seem to recall sometime back in Feisty/Gutsy that when my automounted
>> ntfs drives came up on the desktop, the desktop icon reflected the name
>> of the drive in fstab. For example:
>> /dev/sdb1 on /media/windows type fuseblk
>> (rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,allow_other,blksize=512)
>> and as listed in fstab:
>> /dev/sdb1 /media/windows  ntfs  iocharset=utf8,umask=000    0  0
>> would appear on the desktop icon labeled as 'windows'. However, since
>> 8.04 they only appear as the media size. The drive above shows up as
>> "37.9 GB Media" under the icon rather than "windows".
> At least with Kubuntu the label is displayed instead of the media size if 
> the partition has a label. Look here if you don't know how to set a 
> label: <>.
> Nils

Thanks I'll have a look & see if that's the resolution.

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