Bug 11022 - case-sensitive volume names on FAT
Summary: case-sensitive volume names on FAT
Alias: None
Product: hal
Classification: Unclassified
Component: hald (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
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Assignee: David Zeuthen (not reading bugmail)
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Blocks: 10363
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Reported: 2007-05-21 13:15 UTC by Allison Lortie (desrt)
Modified: 2007-05-22 23:17 UTC (History)
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Description Allison Lortie (desrt) 2007-05-21 13:15:48 UTC
FAT has about 3 places that it stores the volume label:

1) in the boot sector
2) as an oldschool directory entry in the root directory
3) as a vfat entry for the root directory

only the vfat entry allows for mixed case.

my ipod is called "jPod" ::

desrt@moonpix:~$ sudo mdir -i /dev/sdc2 :: 
 Volume in drive : is jPod (abbr=JPOD       )
 Volume Serial Number is 7B9F-661C
Directory for ::/

but hal shows it as "JPOD" and causes nautilus to show it as such.

this needs to be fixed before hal supports renaming volumes in any meaningful way.
Comment 1 Allison Lortie (desrt) 2007-05-22 23:17:33 UTC
durrr.  libvolume_id doesn't live in HAL anymore.

patch forwarded upstream.

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