Rename the label of a USB drive in Linux
To change the label of external USB drives (like flash memory cards) in Linux, follow these steps (use root user to perform these commands):
1. Install the package mtools:
# for rpm based distributions like SuSE, Fedora, CentOS, etc # rpm -ivh mtools # for pkg based distributions, like Debian, Ubuntu, etc # apt-get install mtools
2. Determine the partition name of the USB drive. To do that, plug in the USB device and execute:
3. Let’s say the partition found is /dev/sdb1. Make sure that this partition is present in /etc/mtools.conf in a line like this:
drive c: file="/dev/sdb1"
4. Use the mlabel command to change the USB label: