View Full Version : [ubuntu] wrong partition name in desktop

April 25th, 2008, 09:34 AM
I have a FAT32 partition mounted in /media/FILES. But in the desktop, as well as in Nautilus, its name appears as "phereData *"

I can't rename it in the right-click menu. How do I name it to FILES instead?

April 25th, 2008, 09:41 AM
A very good method to have USB drives mounted with a name you choose is to label them. How this is done depends on the file system. You can find the howto in each of the following links


April 25th, 2008, 10:21 AM
sorry if I failed to mention it before but, the hard drive in question isn't a usb removable. its my primary master hard drive and the partition is in hda5. it always gets labeled as "phereData *"

April 25th, 2008, 10:26 AM
here's the contents of my fstab if it's any help

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda4 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/hda5 /media/FILES vfat defaults,utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 0
/dev/hda1 /media/WINOS vfat defaults,utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /media/MORESPACE ntfs defaults,utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 0
/dev/hda3 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hdc /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0