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Re: [opensuse] Re: Windows (NTFS) file defragmenter from Linux
  • From: Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 03 Oct 2009 10:34:08 -0400
  • Message-id: <1254580448.5053.5.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, 2009-10-03 at 11:07 +0100, David Bolt wrote:
On Saturday 03 October 2009 10:00:36 Carlos E. R. wrote:

On Saturday, 2009-10-03 at 01:59 +0100, David Bolt wrote:

On Saturday 03 October 2009 01:55:42 Carlos E. R. wrote:

mlabel (1) - make an MSDOS volume label

Oh good. Now I don't need to reformat the things to set a volume label.

And that comment was made before I delved into just how usable it would
be for me.

The problem is, that each format type has its own tools, and that "man
mkfs.msdos" does not reference mlabel at all, because it belongs to a very
different set of tools - thus it is not easy to find out what to use for
labeling an vfat partition, or any other type of partition, as a matter of

Actually, looking at mlabel and all the setting up to make it work, I
seriously think I'll stick with reformatting the USB keys and flash
cards. It looks as though I'd need to make changes for each different
one I want to relabel. It'd be quicker for me to reformat giving it the
new label, packing and unpacking any contents if required.

IIRC, the YaST Partitioner tool will set a label without reformatting
the partition in question.

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