simple usb drive rename

•April 24, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Every now and then, I upgrade my Ubuntu setup using a USB thumb drive, sometimes it doesn’t work as supposed as the drive isn’t “clean” so I zap it (and put back the filesytem they sold it to me):

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb1 bs=512 count=8
mkfs -t vfat /dev/sdb1

And the label (the name) vanishes in a puff…

Now, how do you examine the current label, if any?

mlabel -i /dev/sdb1 -s ::

And, how do you put it back?

mlabel -i /dev/sdb1 ::My_Label


I’m gone!

•January 22, 2009 • 1 Comment

I was going to start this blog the 1st of January.

I was going to comment on Mr.Obama, few days ago.

I was going to say that I happily use linux since long time, just after having used moonlight once, yesterday.

I was going to have a “smart and provocative” post as my 1st post.

I was going…

Yes, I was going…

Now, I’m GONE!!!