How to Label hard drive partition under Linux - Linux Tutorials - Learn Linux Configuration

Labeling a hard-drives under unix system gives a user a better way so organize block system’s devices. Labels are allowed within /etc/fstab files so instead of refering to a partition /dev/sda1 you can provide LABEL=MY_BACKUP . We are going to mention two ways on how to label partition.

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If you prefer a GUI both gnome disk utility and gparted will easily accomplish this task too.