FC3 howto label swap partition

Randall A. Jones rajones at svsmail.gsfc.nasa.gov
Mon Dec 13 22:26:25 UTC 2004

I noticed on a fresh FC3 install that the swap partition entry in 
/etc/fstab is referenced by a "LABEL=SWAP-sda7" entry instead of a device.
It appears that the swap partition is labeled similar to the way file 
systems are labeled.

I understand fully about the reason and method for labeling file 
system partitions and referring to the labels in /etc/fstab to make 
booting more robust, especially with SCSI devices that tend to move 
around as hardware changes.

How do you label a swap partition?  Is there a tool for labeling swap 


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