How to non-destructively change filesystem labels

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  • How can filesystem labels be changed without recreating the filesystem with mkfs?
  • The label for the / and /boot filesystems became "/1" and "/boot1" when re-installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 on the same system. Is there any way to fix this?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

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