Maybe I am missing this and it's really simple, but I cannot figure out how to label a BSD disk.
I have looked at
gpart and even
disklabel, however none do what I am looking for - I don't want to create a label like
\var or anything else that can be mounted, I just want to give a "friendly name" to the drive or partition.
For example, I have an XServe G4 with 3 physical drives. One is a dual boot OS X and FreeBSD 10, a OS X Install drive (a copy of the install CD) and finally a FreeBSD 10 USB Install disk. So, looking at the symbols in the picture from left to right...
- The first (unlabeled) disk is the FreeBSD boot partition on the first disk
- The second (with the USB icon) is a FreeBSD Installation ISO on bootable USB
- The third (Macintosh HD0)is an OS X boot partition on the first disk
- The fourth (Mac OS X Server Install) is a partition on a second disk with the ISO of the CD copied to it.
I would like to give the FreeBSD partitions/drives (the first two icons in the picture) friendly names like the OS partitions/drives (the second two). Even if I am limited to 11 characters,
FBSD10-INST or something similar would be much better than having nothing.
The goal here is that if the user boots into this Open Firmware boot menu (holding Alt/Option when booting, they will intuitively know what they are selecting.