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Old 19th January 2009, 12:58 AM
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Change FAT32 Partition Label

In GParted and QTParted, I don't see anywhere to change the label of a partition. I bought a WD drive that is called "My Book" so of course the space causes massive problems with some stuff. Anyone know how to do this?

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Old 19th January 2009, 02:11 AM
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Install mtools

yum -y install mtools

Then from your computer icon on the desktop, find your FAT drive and unmount it. via right click.

Then from a terminal

su -

fdisk -l
to identify the FAT disk


mlabel -i /dev/sde1 ::Fat32_NewName

sustitute /dev/sde1 for your actual and replace Fat32_NewName with the label you want.

exit, power down your new drive, then repower it and let it automount and it should have the new label

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Old 19th January 2009, 02:35 AM
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Worked perfect - thanks!
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Old 19th January 2009, 03:53 AM
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Will that work for NTFS too?
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