Author: Cobra_Fast

Cannot mount drive after unlocking with sedutil-cli

So I just did sedutil-cli --setLockingRange 0 rw "..." /dev/nvme0n1 and was still greeted with a locked drive. As evidenced by:

mount: /mnt/nvme0: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/nvme0n1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error.

The solution was found in a shell script within rear, the “Linux bare metal disaster recovery and system migration solution”.

The following commands then did the trick and the drive was mountable again:

sedutil-cli --setMBRDone on "..." /dev/nvme0n1
sedutil-cli --setMBREnable off "..." /dev/nvme0n1

Looks like the drive was still expecting some pre-boot stuff to happen. The latter command disables this.

Hardware, Software, Firmware, Malware… All the different kinds of computer -wares.

Hardware

Everything on a computer you can touch. You keyboard, mouse, and monitor, but also your hard drive, CPU and power cord.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardware

Software

Everything on a computer you cannot touch. Programs running on the computer, including your operating system.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software

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How to completely disable Windows Update (Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 1709)

Microsoft is making it harder and harder for users to decide if and when they want to search for and install Windows Updates, assuming the average user is not intelligent enough to make such a decision for themselves.

To disable Windows Update completely execute the following commands in an Administrator Command Prompt.

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