Change fat32 drive label under Ubuntu / linux

How to change the drive label for a fat32 partition or drive in linux.

First you need to install mtools and then edit the configuration file.

sudo gedit /etc/mtools.conf

Add something like the following to assign a drive letter to your fat32 drive

drive d: file=”/dev/sdb1″

you can find out the second bit by running mount when your device is connected

sudo mlabel -s d:

to check that it is the right one and then to change it:

sudo mlabel d:whatever

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