[Techtalk] disk labels and external drives

Little Girl littlergirl at gmail.com
Tue Jun 29 13:38:44 UTC 2010

Hey there,

Miriam English wrote:

> I created the appropriate directory /mnt/wd1
> then entered a line in fstab
> LABEL=wd1  /mnt/wd1  ext3  defaults  0 0
> but when I tried to mount it
> mount /mnt/wd1
> it returned the error:
> mount: mounting LABEL=wd1 on /mnt/wd1 failed
> Using blkid on the appropriate /dev address
> blkid /dev/sdb1
> returns:
> /dev/sdb1: UUID="587c12bc-e5da-4a55-a40f-8a5d057e6020"
> SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3" LABEL="wd1"
> It's not mounted, but blkid can see it, so I expect mount should be
> able to see the label too. I wonder what I'm doing wrong.

I could be totally wrong, but since it's USB, it probably wants to be
considered media, so try this:

LABEL=  /media/wd1  ext3  defaults  0 0

If it doesn't work, I'll go back to lurk mode. (:

Little Girl

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