volume labels for disks

Asked by achapp on 2007-06-02

Hello
        I recently upgraded my system from dapper to edgy and then to fiesty . Its working fine . As I am getting things learned in linux , I have a small doubt .I had assigned various volume labels for my partitions . Before upgrading from edgy to fiesty , the partitions were displayed by there volume labels . for eg; music, movies etc . But after upgrading to fiesty its being displayed by there physical names , like hda1,hda2, hdb1 etc . I attach my fstab file also with this message . Kindly put a solution to this

/etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
# /dev/hda3 -- converted during upgrade to edgy
UUID=251a759b-2435-4409-852b-93a062d2d745 / ext2 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
# /dev/hda1 -- converted during upgrade to edgy
UUID=D2FC73E0FC73BCF3 /media/hda1 ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_US.utf8 0 0
# /dev/hda5 -- converted during upgrade to edgy
UUID=12F7553D7472E759 /media/hda5 ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_US.utf8 0 0
# /dev/hda6 -- converted during upgrade to edgy
UUID=45B2-8AC3 /media/hda6 vfat defaults,utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 1
# /dev/hda7 -- converted during upgrade to edgy
UUID=020441545997A790 /media/hda7 ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_US.utf8 0 0
# /dev/hdb5 -- converted during upgrade to edgy
UUID=98C4F4A1C4F482B4 /media/hdb5 ntfs-3g defaults,locale=en_US.utf8 0 0
# /dev/hdb6 -- converted during upgrade to edgy
UUID=355F-19E9 /media/hdb6 vfat defaults,utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 1
# /dev/hda4 -- converted during upgrade to edgy
UUID=a023e6e5-ecb1-4b0a-8ba7-70f31803fa50 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0

with regards
Ashraff

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2008-01-01
Jesus Gamio (jgamio) said : #1

I donĀ“t know much about the fstab but I change the label name with this command ina terminal:

sudo e2label /dev/sd6 music

where /dev/sd6 is your partition and music is your label

The man page of e2label says this:
e2label - Change the label on an ext2/ext3 filesystem

So this would not work for any other partition type like ntfs.

I'm also curious to find the solution to this problem.

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