Rename Bootcamp Partition name?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Nik73, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Nik73 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi guys,

    Forgive if this is obvious but I'm very new to Macs (24hrs! :eek: ) . I installed Windows via Bootcamp in less than an hour with no problems at all (can see all the fuss about "it just works" now) and it works like a charm, if a little hot compared to OS X.

    Anyhoo, in OS X the partition is shown as "untitled". I've tried to rename it by going into "get info" but it's just greyed out. Is there any way to rename it? Do I have to do it when in Windows or should I have done something when creating the partition?

    Sorry if this is just me dumb and thanks in advance. :)
     
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  3. tubbymac macrumors 65816

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    I'll add that the reason you have to do this is the windows mount under OSX has only read capability and no write capability. Changing the drive name requires write.

    I can't stop looking at that cat avatar! It's hypnotizing.
     
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  5. Nik73 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks bud, worked like a charm! :)
     
  6. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    I totally agree. It also makes me happy, even though I've had a sh*t day.
     

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