- If someone finds my disk and would care to return it, they can mount it and find my phone num ber as the label.
- The FAT32 allows me to plug the USB diskdrive to MS Windows and Linux operating system interchangeably.
- I backup to this disk for both operating system.
Step 1: Install mtools if not already done.
$ sudo apt-get install mtools
Step 2: Identify the USB diskdrive (or partition) to be formatted.
Plug in the USB diskdrive. Then identify the USB device in a terminal, type:
$ tail /var/log.messages
I found mine as /dev/sdb1
Step 3: Rename the label with 11 characters maximum
$ sudo mlabel -i /dev/sdb1 ::0161234567
Test the results by unplugging the device, then plug back in to see the difference. Thank to the reference at Ubuntu.com website.