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Re: Partition labels in GRUB2 menu?

From: Jordan Uggla
Subject: Re: Partition labels in GRUB2 menu?
Date: Mon, 5 May 2014 13:10:03 -0700

On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 6:42 AM, Richard Owlett <address@hidden> wrote:
> During Debian installs I use manual partitioning.
> I give the partition being created a meaningful label.
> I would like that label to appear in Grub's menu.
> How?
> E.G.
> I currently have 4 flavors of Debian Wheezy installed (different desktops).
> Currently the menu shows long effectively meaningless string followed by
> "cryptic" partition designator (sa6, sa7, sa8, or sa9). I would like the
> designator to be meaningful (i.e. GNOME, KDE, LXDE, or XFCE).

Modify GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR= in each installation's /etc/default/grub ,
whatever string you give for GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR will be used in the menu
entry titles.

Jordan Uggla (Jordan_U on

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