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Thread: Renaming mounted desktop volume

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    Renaming mounted desktop volume

    Just formatted a new external 1TB SSD as ext4 using gParted.

    When it mounts on my desktop(Ubuntu) it simply shows as '1.0TB Volume'

    1- How can I rename this to something more descriptive?
    If I rightmouse click 'Rename' is greyed out.


    It also shows up under a long and obscure mount point
    ie
    media/jim/1c12311a-1dd9-4718-befd-3f1ee0d14da11

    Can this be shortened and-or renamed as well?

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    Re: Renaming mounted desktop volume

    What you do is label the partition you have mounted. One tool to do that is called e2label.

    example of use:
    Code:
    sudo e2label /dev/sdb1 mylabel
    change sdb1 to be the partition you want to label, and 'mylabel' to a name you want to appear (without spaces). It will probably take a reboot or at least log out and in to take effect.

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    Re: Renaming mounted desktop volume

    gparted can set labels on partitions too.
    Or you can put the mount into the /etc/fstab file where you actually get to control everything and performance will be better than using some gvfs GUI thing to create a pseudo-mount. google "ubuntu fstab" to find the guide for this.

    Friends don't let friends use gvfs, except for very quick needs. gfvs is not a kernel module it is FUSE and slow.

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