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On my laptop running Ubuntu 9.10 (karmic) I have a 100 GB fat32 partition listed in /etc/fstab to be mounted at /media/shared. In Gnome, this filesystem shows up on my desktop and under "Computer" as "100 GB Filesystem". How can I rename it's icon to say "Shared" instead?

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Have you tried using GParted? I don't have a fat32 partition, but I did load up GParted and with my ntfs partition unmounted I can change the label via right-click and selecting Label. (for NTFS this requires having ntfsprogs installed as well)

GParted is in the repos easily installed from the termial:

sudo apt-get install gparted
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Awesome, thanks! – Josh Nov 18 '09 at 21:49

Unfortunately nautilus, the default file manager for ubuntu, does not support renaming of labels. Following this guide you should be able to do it via command line or, as already suggested, using gparted.

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