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Old 05-04-2005, 08:45 PM   #1
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Question [SOLVED] Gnome 2.10 Nautilus Drive Names

I just upgraded to GNOME 2.10 a few days ago, and when I opened up the computer icon on the desktop I noticed something strange. Instead of my mounted partitions labeled with their mountpoints, they are instead labeled with their size. I have two 37 gb partitions (one for Linux, the other winxp) and I have two 80 gb partitions. Instead of their proper labels, I instead see something like 80G Hard Drive: 80G Media. How can I get Nautilus/gnome-vfs to go back to the old way of labeling things?

Thanks in advance

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Old 09-28-2006, 02:36 AM   #2
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the solution

I've also did a bit of a search misolf on this and here is the pratical solution:

For ReiserFS partitions type

reiserfstune -l <name> /dev/<part_name>

For Ext2/3 type

tune2fs -L <name> /dev/<part_name>

reboot the computer (yes, reboot... ) and tadaaaaaa


Last edited by antonioleal; 09-29-2006 at 02:39 PM.
Old 09-28-2006, 03:22 AM   #3
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Thaks a lot! Worked like a charm. Now I can tell which of my drives is which

Also, just FYI: I found that GNOME will also recognize the names of volumes set within Windows XP, so now all of my partitions have decent names.

Thanks again.



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