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Old 03-02-2006, 12:34 AM   #1
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Setting Volume label on mounted vfat drive

Ubuntu 5.1

I would like to change the volume label on a mounted vfat drive. Is there a command or utility for this? I could boot to windows and do it, but frankly I don't want to.
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Do you have the mtools software installed? If so, mlabel will make an ms-dos volume label.
Old 03-03-2006, 02:47 AM   #3
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I appreciate that. That's indeed a useful tool. I should have been more specific. The mounted drive is actually a Lacie 250GB firewire harddrive. I was under the impression that 'mlabel' is a tool for floppies. Is there a way to make it do HDs?

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