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  • the disk utility answer is the safest ;) – RolandiXor Nov 8 '10 at 20:46

System - Administration - Disk Utility

click the drive - unmount the drive - change label and you're done!

mount again and everything is fine beware don't change anything else or you can destroy all your data!

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You can easily relabel your flash drive or your NTFS partition using gparted-partition manager.

Install Gparted:

sudo apt-get install gparted

Goto System-->Administration-->Gparted

Change the storage device to your Flash drive.A window will open,right click the partition and choose label to rename it.

alt text Note: The arrow points to your storage device.By default it shows your harddisk paritions.Click there to change your storage device to your flash drive. alt text Note: Right click on it and choose label and enter your new label there..

You can also check this link

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    GParted removes all the data on the partition on changing / creating partition label! Haven't you noticed that? – Bucic Dec 31 '11 at 10:44
  • You need mtools installed, or GParted won't label the drive (for FAT32) – becko Aug 3 '15 at 17:31

For vfat (fat32) filesystem you can rename disk with:

sudo dosfslabel /dev/sdXY new_label

(where /dev/sdXY is partition you would like to rename)

If the filesystem is ntfs do:

sudo ntfslabel /dev/sdXY new_label

Note: device should to be unmounted first.

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