#9 Volumes mounting as UNTITLED instead of the volume label


Currently volume labels containing certain characters are
will be ignored thereby causing the volume to mounted as

In particular, the period and comma characters should be
allowed but aren't.


  • Brian Bergstrand

    • status: open --> open-fixed
  • Brian Bergstrand

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    This is fixed in 1.0b1.

  • J. De Salvo

    J. De Salvo - 2003-07-12

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    Am using the latest release, but I'm still getting the Volume
    named UNTITLED. On the Linux side, my ext2fs partition (Yellow
    Dog Linux) is not named but mounted under /.

    On the OS X side, I tried following instructions in the readme to
    label the disk using the hdid and e2label commands, but hdid
    responds with "'/dev/disk1s11' unrecognized: No such file or

    Have read the man pages for hdid and e2label but do not find
    anything in them to help.

    Any suggestions as to what I need to do to change the label from
    UNTITLED to, say, Linux?

    Thanks for the help.

  • Brian Bergstrand

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    That error means the device file you specified does not exist. To
    find the correct device file, mount the drive then in terminal use
    'df -k' . The first column will contain the device file associated with
    the drive. Next, you must unmount the drive (don't "eject" from
    the Finder) 'umount /Volumes/UNTITILED && disktool -r'. Now you
    can run e2label on the drive.

    I wish I could support renaming from the Finder, but I haven't
    found the necessary hook for that yet.


  • Brian Bergstrand

    • status: open-fixed --> closed-fixed

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