Help with EFI Hard Drive names!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gigabot, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. gigabot macrumors newbie

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    Jun 2, 2011
    #1
    Hi All,

    I'm currently building an external drive with a few os installers and other data partitons. What im trying to do is have os 10.5, and 10.6 installer on there.

    I have made my partitions, and restored the install dvds to their respective partitions.

    I then renamed the partitions to "10.5 Install" and "10.6 Install" so i would know the difference as they are originally named "Mac OS X Install".

    Now when I boot from the drive to the EFI boot options, I'm shown "Mac OS X Install" for both, which does not help as now I do not know which is which!

    Could any of you geniuses shed some light on to this topic?

    Cheers!

    gigabot
     
  2. davidlv macrumors 65816

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    Kyoto, Japan
    #2
    Try using distinctive icons for each partition
     
  3. larkost macrumors 6502a

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    Oct 13, 2007
    #3
    My guess is that you need to use the following command:
    Code:
    bless --device <device> --label <name>
    With <device> being the device name or path (disk0s2 or /dev/disk0s2) and <name> being the name you want. Oddly EFI uses an image rather than really rendering text names, so if you want to get creative you can instead use the
    Code:
    --labelfile <file>
    switch and supply your own image (the limitations and requirements are in the 'bless' man page).
     
  4. debu macrumors newbie

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    Aug 19, 2011
    #4
    easiest way is just name the volumes on the desktop the way you want them to appear, then go into System Preferences > Startup Disk, select one of the volumes and click "Show All"

    Do the same for each volume on the disk and you should be all set.
     

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