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Old 07-25-2017, 02:57 PM   #1
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Unhappy KDE rename mounted volume


Another search string (this time from DuckDuckGo) that gave s**tty returns.

I reformatted a USB stick (it was encrypted and I wanted to remove that), but now the visible name is "USB Stick." I've looked all over the place, including the hits hosts from the DDG search, and found nothing. I installed gnome-disk-utility, but probably owing to certain tweaks in my Linux Mint install (or Mint itself), like Nautilus, it has no menubar and no way to add one.

I'd rename it in Konqueror; I know from experience with KDE4 that it will do it. But any local action I try in it logically "passes me on" to Dolphin (when I first "restored" it) or Nemo (after I customised that bit in KDE System Settings).

What's my next step?

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Old 07-25-2017, 03:04 PM   #2
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You don't need a menu bar in gnome-disk-utility to rename (label) a drive. just click on the gears icon for that drive and select Edit Filesystem and type in the label you want.
 
Old 07-25-2017, 03:09 PM   #3
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If you mean that you would like to change the named label that's embedded in the filesystem itself (which is what is normally displayed by file managers etc.) then it depends which filesystem you placed on the stick.

If FAT/VFAT, use fatlabel

If ext2/3/4, use e2label

If NTFS, use ntfslabel

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Old 07-25-2017, 05:33 PM   #4
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Gears icon?

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You don't need a menu bar in gnome-disk-utility to rename (label) a drive. just click on the gears icon for that drive and select Edit Filesystem and type in the label you want.
Sorry, I don't see a "gears icon." What file navigator should it be in?

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Old 07-25-2017, 05:53 PM   #5
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Cool Took the 'ultimate' step and it worked.

I reformatted the stick in the "USB Stick Formatter" (mintstick), paused on the first window and typed in the name I wanted to use, selected EXT4/5 in the drop-down menu and clicked on Format. Six or seven minutes later, it was done.

Everything else? A truly Blonde moment. The disk was blank, but I don't know why I didn't think of this before now.

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