Is it safe to change the name of a partition in a gpt table using parted?

problemofficer asked:

I guess it IS but I didn’t find any explicit statement that changing the name does not affect the data in the partition in the parted documentation and since I could loose a lot of data I want to know this for sure.

I am talking of course about the option name NUMBER NAME.

My answer:


The documentation you linked to says:

2.4.6 name

— Command: name number name
Sets the name for the partition
number (GPT, Mac, MIPS and PC98 only). The name can be placed in
quotes.

Example:

      (parted) name 2 'Secret Documents'

Set the name of partition 2 to `Secret Documents’.

So of course it works with GPT partitions; it explicitly said so.


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