(SOLVED) Changing Drive Names

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(SOLVED) Changing Drive Names

Post by MrGrimm » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:15 pm

couldn't decide which thread this should go in so i figured this was a safe bet. with that said i'd like to know how to go about changing the drive names. i honestly don't see the need to have the manufacture and drive model number listed. i'd like to only see the names i gave the drives / partitions when i created them. also would like to hide the boot loader partition. thanks
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Re: Changing Drive Names

Post by T_Characht3r » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:04 pm

I do know That the partition, when mounted, will show the SN/ (#) GB Volume if the partition is not named. And I know of the 'disks' tool that you can find in the start menu. But I don't know anything else. I don't think Linux Mint assigns 'Drive Letters' To Drives, unlike windows.
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Re: Changing Drive Names

Post by ajgreeny » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:22 pm

You can use gparted from a live disk to give all the partitions a label; they will then always automount to /media/username/label.

You want to hide the boot loader partition from what? I don't understand what you mean by that request.

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Re: Changing Drive Names

Post by Flemur » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:27 pm

MrGrimm wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:15 pm
'd like to only see the names i gave the drives / partitions when i created them.
It's called the "label". You can use gparted to set it in unmounted partitions.
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Re: Changing Drive Names

Post by MrGrimm » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:10 pm

T_Characht3r as far as i know no linux distro assigns drive letters.

ajgreeny thanks for that. i have parted magic book key that should do the trick nicely. as for the boot partition it's what the installer created besides the data partition when i allowed it to have the entire drive. in windows it's hiden by default from my pc.

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Re: Changing Drive Names

Post by AndyMH » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:14 am

T_Characht3r as far as i know no linux distro assigns drive letters.
This is microsoft thinking! Linux does not have drive letters, in linux everything is a folder or a file, with everything sitting under the root directory (/). The drive or partition holding the system (think windows C:) is mounted as /, if you have a separate home partition or drive it will be mounted as /home/you/. If you plug in external media such as a USB stick it will normally be mounted in /media/you/. If you have put a label on your USB stick it will normally mount as /media/you/yourlabel.

If you want to give an external drive a label you can use the disks utility (edit filesystem). You can also edit your fstab file to define where drives/partitions get mounted, for example, I've got a 2TB HDD sat in the ultrabay on my laptop, it is mounted as /media/ultrabay - this is defined in fstab.
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Re: Changing Drive Names

Post by MrGrimm » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:26 pm

thanks AndyMH

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Re: Changing Drive Names

Post by vansloneker » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:20 am

But you can assign a letter as a label.
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Re: Changing Drive Names

Post by AndyMH » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:06 am

Hadn't thought of that one :)
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Re: Changing Drive Names

Post by MrGrimm » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:26 am

vansloneker wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:20 am
But you can assign a letter as a label.
AndyMH wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:06 am
Hadn't thought of that one :)
me either. :lol: :lol: :lol:

going to leave the names alone since they're not as glaring since nemo is now themed, plus with the way i use nemo i rarely see the drives anyway. thanks everyone.

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Re: Changing Drive Names

Post by AndyMH » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:20 am

I can see it now, root partition C, home partition D, CD drive E, and if I had a floppy drive it would have to be A or B. Now that's what I call regressive. :D
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