Reading Volume Labels?

Kerry Hoath kerry at
Mon Dec 9 23:27:39 EST 2002

If you use mtools instead of mounting the floppy
you can see the label.
mdir a:
will show a format you should be familiar with.

As for cds; isodump might tell you but I have no idea on how to
see the labels on them.
On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 02:49:03PM -0600, Gregory Nowak wrote:
> I asked in the past if it is possible to read cd labels, and labels on vfat floppies, but have not seen an answer.
> Hopefully, with more of us asking, someone will come forward with the answers.
> Greg
> On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 12:54:30PM -0700, Steve Holmes wrote:
> > I think someone may have asked this before on this list but I never
> > saw an answer so I am asking the same question.  Is it possible to
> > read the volume label of a removable volume like a CDROM under linux.
> > When burning CD ISO images, I am given the opportunity to enter a
> > volume label.  It is immediately available under winblows exploder but
> > I haven't seen a way to do likewise at the linux shell prompt.  It
> > sure would be a handy way to quickly identify the contents of a CD.
> > 
> > Any ideas?
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