Reading Windows Partition Labels
gordonkeehn at netzero.net
Thu May 12 13:28:25 UTC 2005
Alexander Apprich wrote:
> Hi Mauriat,
> Mauriat wrote:
>> Does anyone know of a way to extract in Linux the partition labels for
>> Windows/FAT/NTFS. For example, I dual boot with multiple NTFS
>> partitions. In Windows 2000 they are labeled 'Win200' for C and
>> 'Media' for D, etc. Is there some way to list those labels ('Win2000'
>> and 'Media') in Fedora?
> AFAIK Windows doesn't label partitions like linux does. But you could
> try parted with the print option.
I believe that Windows stores the disk label in an entry in the root
directory; at least that's how it was done for xFAT drives.
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