What is your HD's name ?

in General Discussion edited January 2014
How do you name your HD (or partitions) on the desktop ?

I intend to name my HD's paritions like this :




Amon-Ra (my favorite egyptian God)




Or maybe like this :

Andromede (Andromeda, in English)




Voie-Lactee (Milky way)



  • Reply 1 of 54
    kalikali Posts: 634member
    Oups! Sorry, this thread should be moved to "general discussion". Moderator ?
  • Reply 1 of 54
    thegeldingthegelding Posts: 3,230member
    i don't partition....hd use to be "buddah", now it is "freakin' HD"

    [ 08-30-2002: Message edited by: thegelding ]</p>
  • Reply 3 of 54
    overhopeoverhope Posts: 1,123member
    I don't use partitions, but my drives are named thus:

    Main: Overdrive

    Primary Firewire: Overfire

    Secondary Firewire: Overarchive

    The various drives that get swapped in and out of a Firewire enclosure have more down-to-earth names, such as Pre-Jaguar Backup, Pre-9.2.2 Backup, Monthly Backup, and so on.

    And my computer is named Overcube...
  • Reply 4 of 54
    I have one partition and i call it Moon Kingdom because I like the Sailor Moon anime alot.
  • Reply 5 of 54
    rhoqrhoq Posts: 190member
    It's real simple, I named it after my company...

    "Rhoq Solid Ent"
  • Reply 6 of 54
    pbg4 dudepbg4 dude Posts: 1,611member
    Mine is called "My Kick Ass PBG4" because it was my first mac and it totally kicks ass (rev. A 500).
  • Reply 7 of 54
    "Hard disk"
  • Reply 8 of 54

    aaaaand.... moving to General Discussion.
  • Reply 9 of 54
    OS X partition: Interzone

    Application/document partition: Lithium

    Backup HD: Backup
  • Reply 10 of 54
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    Macintosh HD

    I'm a wildcat.
  • Reply 11 of 54
    kalikali Posts: 634member
    Where did you found those funny icons, Brad ?
  • Reply 11 of 54
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    Kali, do you know the etymology of all those demons or did you just pick them up from hollywood flicks?
  • Reply 13 of 54
    kalikali Posts: 634member
    I know much about them. They describe (in part) my personnality (fire ! Fire !)

    Moloch and Baal are old paian gods from the middle est, historian are still debating about their origine. Some are saying they are from the jewish tradition, others are saying they are babylonian. Baal may be Moloch in another language.

    The egyptian Gods are great ! Especially Horus, Nout, Anubis, Bastet and Amon-Ra. I hate Sobek (ugly with his crocrodile head) !

    I like Indian Gods too, especialy Shiva (father of Ganesh and Kali) and Visnu (or Vishnou).

    Shiva Nataraja and Shiva Maeshvara are the greatest. Shiva Nataraja is the one dancing with a flame in a hand, crushing Maya, the god of illusions (not related to the mezo-amerindians).

    I like the Maya's pricipal God : Quatzelcatl (I think this one is from the Aztecs), and many peruvian gods (pachamama).

    Krolnaktu is the most mysterious, hidden god of all. He's the creator of the "basement" (space-time ?) under all gods, including himself !

    [ 08-30-2002: Message edited by: Kali ]</p>
  • Reply 14 of 54
    OS X: The X-Files

    OS 9/Documents: OS 9/Documents

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    nebagakidnebagakid Posts: 2,692member

    and that is that <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />

    EDIT: I saved it small for quick loading, that is why it looks nastee' <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />

    [ 08-30-2002: Message edited by: Nebagakid ]</p>
  • Reply 16 of 54
    Good lord, you've got a lot of partitions, Kali! :eek: Why so many? No wonder you are trying to trim down OSX.

    I have two simply because my Mac has two hard drives. Ironically, Mario is actually the skinny one - Mario is 36GB and Luigi 60GB. My Nintendo icons came from Joshua Jones, aka. MindFad at MacNN. I think he put a copy of them up at xicons.macnn.com.
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    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    40GB HD in two partions:

    "Macintosh HD" (Files and Backup)

    "G4 HD" (System HD)

    2.3GB HD from StarMax 4000

    "StarMax HD" (never use it)

    External FW 60GB HD

    "The WareHouse" (files, movies, games, anything)
  • Reply 18 of 54
    ringoringo Posts: 328member
    I decided to list all of my computers' names, since some of them aren't macs and therefore don't have named partitions.

    RedHat box: "Tuxis" (soon to be web/mail server)

    Win 2K Advanced Server box: "The Can" (former web/mail server that crapped out)

    SGI Indigo: "Eva-01" (it's purple)

    Now for the Macs


    Puchiko (it's so cute!)

    Graphite iMac DV SE: (current web/email server)


    Dual 500 PowerMac G4:

    Spike - system

    Ed - applications

    Faye - video scratch

    Jet - firewire video scratch
  • Reply 19 of 54
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    ERiC's iBooK

    and my Firewire drive is Eric's HD
  • Reply 20 of 54
    kalikali Posts: 634member
    Actually, my partitions are not made, yet. After I receive my new machine, in two weeks (booh booh!), I intend to make 4 partitions (maybe 2, so this Mac will be a true "dual" !).

    One partition for OS X and Apple apps,

    another one for all documents (no apps)

    a third one for the swap file, photoshop scratch, temporary files, app testing,

    and a fourth partition for all my non-Apple apps.

    After all I have read on the net, this is the best HD setup for OS X (whatever others are saying here). Unix servers are very often configured this way. Best would be a separate HD on another bus for the swap file.

    This is also why OS X should be stripped down a bit. I'll remove all language and printers def to save about 500 MB on the first partition (yes, 500 MB is still alot of disk space !).

    There's an app on the net to remove the langage files, it's not for nothing if it exist.

    I may also name my four partitions like this :





    This may give a clue of what I'm doing in real life.
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