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Old 09-27-2008, 02:57 PM   #1
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Any way to change a USB's partition?


I am using an Asus Eee PC 4G 701 laptop. I had to use the EEE recovery DVD to get Xandros again because I made a small mistake and had to reinstall. Later after I put the EEE image on my 4G USB, I was sorting my disks and realized that the Recovery disk had fallen and broke in half :-0. I use my 4G USB a lot and I wanted to transfer the Eee Image (1G) onto my 1G USB. Now when I copied the image and tried it on the Eee, it doesn't recognize the 1G USB because the recovery disk changed the 4G USB's partition into 'EEEPC-701' rather than 'partition1'.

Now here is my question... can I change my 1G USB's partition into 'EEEPC-701' without the recovery DVD?

I don't think that gparted can rename partitions...can it?

Any ideas?
Old 09-27-2008, 08:16 PM   #2
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I am not sure whether or not GParted can change a label on a partition. But there are other ways to do it. The tool needed depends on the kind of partition. If it is a FAT partition, you can change the label with mlabel, which is part of the mtools package. If the partition is ext2/ext3, you can change the label with tune2fs using the -L option.
Old 09-28-2008, 02:44 PM   #3
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Thank you very much, that worked very well.


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