I have windows 8.1 and Ubuntu installed. If I change the Ubuntu partition name in Windows, will that cause me problems in Ubuntu (or Windows)?

I'll add that Windows 8.1 was installed on the machine and I first partitioned the drive in Windows before installing Ubuntu. Now, I want to change the drive name in Windows.

I cannot imagine this is a problem, but I'd rather ask than find out how limited my imagination is the hard way.

Thank you!


Changing the label should not cause problems between Windows and Ubuntu. In both cases, references to the disk are to the device in Linux (like /dev/sdX) or to the letter in Windows (like D:/). The label is really just for the user's benefit.

You may feel more comfortable editing the label from Ubuntu instead:

How to rename partitions?

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