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Why do all Macs have as the default partition name 'Macintosh HD'?
 
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Macintosh is the full name of the "Mac" part of Mac OS X. It is the name of the first Mac line ever made. HD is short for hard drive.
 
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inscrewtable

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What else would it be called?

a space?


@OP The name can be anything you like at any time as many times as you like without causing any problems.

You can even name it with a single space so in effect it has no name for that ultra minimalist look, as I have done on my gf's computer.
 

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