Comment 22 for bug 30867

Peter Shultz (pashultz) wrote :

I'm using Hardy now. The e2label command now requires root privileges, but the labels don't seem to show up in Nautilus, nor can they be edited through the "Properties" dialog (see attachment).

:~$ mount | grep sda6
/dev/sda6 on /media/gutsy type ext3 (rw)
:~$ e2label /dev/sda6 TestLabel
e2label: Permission denied while trying to open /dev/sda6
Couldn't find valid filesystem superblock.
:~$ sudo e2label /dev/sda6 TestLabel
:~$

So I get no errors when using sudo. But even restarting the Gnome session, Nautilus still displays the drive as "6.9 GB Media" in Places and on the desktop. Strangely, my other drives DO get working labels: there's an ext3 partition called ShareData and an HFS partition called Untitled (it's my almost-totally-unused OSX partition, and OSX also calls it "Untitled").

The attached screenshot shows the error I get when trying to rename the partition from the "Properties" dialog in Nautilus (from right-clicking the icon in computer:/// view): "Operation not supported by backend" I suppose this is part of the transition to gvfs/gio?