I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 and I have an issue with the labels of my EXT formatted disks on my graphical desktop:
- Disk one is shown as
foo. When I right click the disk and choose "Properties", this also shows
fooin the name field.
- Disk two is shown as
4,0 TB Volume. When I right click the disk and choose "Properties", this shows
bar, which is the name I want this disk to have.
Why is the name/label for one disk showing but not the other? As far as I can tell, they are identical, as they were formatted at the same time and with the same filesystem (ext3 or ext4, I can't remember).
edit: Both of the disks are mounted at
bar is obviously called
bar there as well, but XFCE does not seem to recognize that name when displaying the same disk on the desktop. Why is that?
edit2: Turns out that the partition is missing a label. By launching
sudo gparted and examining the two disks, it clearly shows that the "Label" column exists for the
foo partition, but not for the
bar partition. However, I can't unmount it, I get this:
$ sudo umount /media/user/bar [sudo] password: umount: /media/user/bar: device is busy. (In some cases useful info about processes that use the device is found by lsof(8) or fuser(1))
But nothing seems to be using it:
$ fuser -mv /dev/sdd2 USER PID ACCESS COMMAND /dev/sdd2: root kernel mount /media/user/bar root kernel knfsd /media/user/bar
Anyway, I guess the answer here is that I need to apply a label, somehow, to the partition for it to show.