How To Removing Hard Disk Model Number From Drive Names In Linux Mint 17.3

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How To Removing Hard Disk Model Number From Drive Names In Linux Mint 17.3

Post by LM_UC » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:51 pm

Hi there,

I am new to linux, i have installed linux mint 17.3 in my system. My problem is that, my hard disk model number is shown with drive labels, when i open computer. I have renamed one of my drive to 'Music', but it showing 'Hitachi HTS545050A7E380:Music'. I don't want the part 'Hitachi HTS545050A7E380' along with the drive name. But i couldn't find an option to remove that part. Please help.

The screen shot is attached below,

http://i.imgur.com/6G5p08m.png?1
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Re: How To Removing Hard Disk Model Number From Drive Names In Linux Mint 17.3

Post by Chiefahol » Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:06 pm

Hi LM

Welcome to the forum. :)

Can you describe how you are viewing this label? Maybe provide a link to a screenshot.

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Re: How To Removing Hard Disk Model Number From Drive Names In Linux Mint 17.3

Post by Flemur » Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:28 pm

My problem is that, my hard disk model number is shown with drive labels, when i open computer.
Does "open computer" mean selecting a drive for boot (from BIOS), or after linux starts? Something else?
I have renamed one of my drive to 'Music', but it showing 'Hitachi HTS545050A7E380:Music'.
How did you rename it? What is "it"? After linux starts, you *should* be seeing partitions, not drives.

You can give that partition a label:

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sudo gparted 
The partition has to be unmounted, which should be OK if it's not where you installed linux.
Rt-click on your music partition --> Label
If it's greyed-out, Rt-click -> Unmount.
Make sure no file-browsers or terminals are accessing it.
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
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Re: How To Removing Hard Disk Model Number From Drive Names In Linux Mint 17.3

Post by altair4 » Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:47 pm

I think he means "open 'Computer' " .... you know ... the same as:

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nemo computer://
It shows the hard drive's model number .. like when you run:

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sudo hdparm -i /dev/sda
Don't know the answer to his question. If there is a "Computer" icon on my desktop when I install an OS it's the first thing I remove.
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Re: How To Removing Hard Disk Model Number From Drive Names In Linux Mint 17.3

Post by austin.texas » Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:25 pm

I am sure that the view you get when you open the GO menu > Computer is the view referred to:
I don't know how to change that display.
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Re: How To Removing Hard Disk Model Number From Drive Names In Linux Mint 17.3

Post by Cosmo. » Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:18 pm

That is the intention of this display. You see the labels and on which drive the partition resides.

In the side bar (left) only the labels get displayed.

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Re: How To Removing Hard Disk Model Number From Drive Names In Linux Mint 17.3

Post by LM_UC » Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:14 am

Chiefahol wrote:Hi LM

Welcome to the forum. :)

Can you describe how you are viewing this label? Maybe provide a link to a screenshot.

Cheers buddy,
Hi Chiefahol, screenshot is attached with my post now..please have a look at that..
Or, here:

http://i.imgur.com/6G5p08m.png?1

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Re: How To Removing Hard Disk Model Number From Drive Names In Linux Mint 17.3

Post by PeterRJG » Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:53 am

Not sure if the advice found here is relevant.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... ost6995276

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