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Date:      Wed, 29 Feb 2012 07:55:35 -0700 (MST)
From:      Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
To:        Robert Huff <roberthuff@rcn.com>
Cc:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>, "bsalinux@gmail.com" <bsalinux@gmail.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: fixating USB Storage
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.00.1202290751320.79170@wonkity.com>
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On Wed, 29 Feb 2012, Robert Huff wrote:

>
> Polytropon writes:
>
>>  Label the drives and use labels instead of device names.
>>
>>  Get some inspiration from Warren's excellent article here:
>>  http://www.wonkity.com/~wblock/docs/html/disksetup.html
>
> 	Good piece, but it doesn't explicitly cover one case and "man"
> provides no example.
> 	I have a disk - ad1 - with a partition - p2 - that was
> (obviously) created by gpart ... but no label was attached.
> 	Can I add a label to that partition later?  "man gpart" only
> shows a label being added when the partition is created,

(untested)
# gpart modify -i 2 -l mylabel ada0

There's also http://www.wonkity.com/~wblock/docs/html/labels.html , 
which talks about filesystem labels.  UFS labels can be added later with 
tunefs(8).  I really need to do a combined article that covers all the 
different types of labels.  It's on the list.



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