Topic: [SOLVED] create/edit partition label


I habe a suggestion for a new feature:

create/edit partition label



Re: [SOLVED] create/edit partition label

track progress on this in http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=338528

3 (edited by Ronholla 2006-11-27 10:39:30)

Re: [SOLVED] create/edit partition label

I would like to be able to set the partition type before or after creating/copying a partition, for instance, x"DE" for a Dell PowerEdge diagnostic partition. I'm not sure that's the same as the "partition label" mentioned above. Maybe something along the lines of a check box to copy the partition type in addtion to the partition contents. Thanks for the good work!


Re: [SOLVED] create/edit partition label

Yes ! If you wanna label any partition calling it : ilovemicro$ , you can do it !
...but this is not safe :-D

GParted-project Admin
Former GParted-LiveCD maintainer (2007)


Re: [SOLVED] create/edit partition label

I have to do some research in partitiontypes. Afaik libparted only supports a couple and e.g. "DE" is not one of them.
Because even during copy we don't really 'copy' the partition, but merely create a new one on the destination and then copy the filesystem, we need to have 'set support' for partitiontypes if you want them on new partitions.

It's definetily  somewhere on the TODO smile


Re: [SOLVED] create/edit partition label

GParted version 0.3.6 has support for partition labels (also known as volume labels).
To change partition labels, use the GParted menu option "Partition -> Label".

Full partition label support (read and write) is available for the following file systems:
  ext2, ext3, fat16, fat32, jfs, ntfs, reiserfs, and xfs.
Partial support (set volume label on file system creation only) is available for:
  hfs, linux-swap, and reiser4.

New Dependencies (Optional):

    * mtools required to read and write fat16 and fat32 labels.
    * vol_id command required to read linux-swap labels.