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Old 05-25-2010, 08:21 AM   #1
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Using hdparm to unlock a drive

I am running Xebian on my old Xbox. Currently I am trying to fit an old hdd that is locked (to a mo-bo that has expired). I have connected it up instead of the dvd drive and booted with it as slave.

The OS can access it using hdparm -I /dev/hdb, but it showing as locked

I have the key which is:
HDDLockDisablePassword 76 1d d3 2b e9 df 17 96 64 3b 5c 5f d9 95 ba 4e 74 f5 e5 0e 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

I am trying to input this using hdparm

I have tried:
hdparm --security-mode U --security-unlock 761dd32be9df1796643b5c5fd995ba4e74f5e50e000000000000000000000000 /dev/hdb

which doesn't work.
What format does the password need to be in. I suspect ASCII but I can't type some of the characters. Is the rest of the syntax correct?

EDIT I have another key:
XboxHDKey d0 f3 f9 9a 03 20 41 b7 a4 70 bd eb 1b b3 cc ac
Should I be using this one?

Last edited by nickjbanks; 05-25-2010 at 08:32 AM.
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I'm afraid this is against the vendors expressed use conditions
and the thread is being closed for that reason.


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