This is just a quick addition to our sharing external drives with Windows machines post.
To change the label of the drive that is shown in places like df and in the file manger, you would use ntfslabel.
1. Using the df command, get the exact location of the partion that you want to relabel.
In our case, we are after the "Seagate Backup Plus Drive" partion; which is /dev/sdc2 (NOT /dev/sdc ... but /dev/sdc2).
2. Unmount the drive.
Click on the red triangle next to the name in file manager or # umount /dev/sdc
ntfslabel only works if the drive is unmounted. If you Do try and run ntfslabel on a mounted drive, ntfslabel will exit telling you to unmount it.
3. Then ntfslabel the drive and remount it. We will label the drive as "5TB-Red.Copy".
And now a df -h returns: