adding labels to linux partitions?

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by lodore, Oct 11, 2008.

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  1. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    Hello,
    soon i am thinking about dual booting fedora and vista 64bit.
    currently have vista 64bit installed.
    my windows partitions are labeled.
    ive got "system" "data" and "backup"
    i want to label my home partition when i dual boot so if i which to upgrade fedora later on i dont delete my home partition by mistake.
    whats the easiest way to label a linux partition?
     
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  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi,

    Well, for one thing, make sure you know what partition it (home) resides, regardless of its name. That way, there won't be any need for mistakes.

    e2label /dev/hdXY labelname or e2label /dev/sdXY where XY are your hard drive, partition numbers (e.g. hda1, sdb6 etc).

    tune2fs -L labelname /dev/hdXY (and sdXY).

    Enjoy,
    Mrk
     
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