Renaming USB device

Peter Steele psteele at
Wed Nov 11 01:39:41 UTC 2009

>Labels are an excellent solution in this case.

I've done some quick research on this and it will indeed solve the issue regarding a generic fstab. I have a related question though. I want to take this a step further and convert the bootable USB stick into a bootable CD-ROM image. This is a little trickier because the CD-ROM device is read-only and I'm going to have to use some solution involving mfsroot. I checked out the BSD Live CD and there isn't even a /etc/fstab on the disk, at least not the /etc on the root of the CD. I tried to duplicate what I thought they were doing but although I could got a bootable CD the system complained that the file system was read-only, so clearly the mfsroot config wasn't set up correctly. How exactly is this done? And ultimately there will be the same issue with the /etc/fstab as far as providing a generic entry for the root mount device. I don't think I can use glabel in this case. What's the best option here?

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