rename flash drive auto mount point

Lamar Owen lowen at
Wed Mar 30 16:00:57 UTC 2011

On Friday, March 25, 2011 09:56:19 pm Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
> But, the version of mlabel that Fedora provides does *not* support the
> -i flag that the posted solution says to use.  Perhaps the -i flag is an
> Ubuntu only extension to their version of mlabel?
> So Aaron is right, the posted solution is not useful to Fedora users.

Sorry, please read the full relevant manual section at:

Then try the '-i' option; no, it doesn't show up in the man page, but that's because it's a GNU program stuck on texinfo instead of man pages.

Repeating: for *many* GNU-originated packages the man pages are incomplete, and you must use the texinfo manual. Or you will be using outdated, unmaintained, documentation since the man pages aren't well maintained, since the primary docs for those packages are in texinfo format.

Or to demonstrate:
[root at localhost ~]# uname -r
[root at localhost ~]# rpm -q mtools
[root at localhost ~]# mlabel --help
Mtools version 4.0.13, dated February 28th, 2010
Usage: mlabel [-vscVn] [-N serial] drive:
[root at localhost ~]# mlabel -i /dev/sdc1 -s ::
 Volume has no label
[root at localhost ~]# which dosfslabel
[root at localhost ~]# dosfslabel /dev/sdc1
[root at localhost ~]#

Note that the label seen and manipulated by dosfslabel is the one that F14 is using for the mount point:
[root at localhost ~]# mount
/dev/sdc1 on /media/FEDORA type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uid=501,utf8,shortname=mixed,flush)
[root at localhost ~]# 

So the answer for the OP: use dosfslabel since it seems to really change the label that F14 is using.  The mlabel utility, while it seems to be doing the proper thing with -i, isn't picking up the proper label.

Good grief, guys, check your facts before posting that the version the poster is using isn't in F14.

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