Almost complete Linux noob here, but I've been forced to switch over from Windows to a live Ubuntu to do some HDLocking magic.
TLDR; I have an old Original Xbox that needs the internal drive to be locked with a certain password to be able to boot up again (original drive died, but I managed to recover the internal EEPROM serial key, which is used to lock/unlock the drive)
So far : I have spent a few hours digging through google and can now comfortably lock, unlock and disable a plaintext password on the drive. But I dare not try with hex, given how there seems to be no '' or "" bracket support?, or any mention of reading hex (or converted hex)
This is the key in hex that I need to lock the drive with. 8e 05 80 83 89 85 67 2b c6 c3 c1 2a 9c ef d5 2a 44 63 90 e7 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
So far I've been using the following command to do a plaintext pass. hdparm --user-master u --security-set-pass PASSWORD /dev/sdc
Any Linux/Hex wizards here who can help me along? :)