Monday, November 28, 2016

unlock WD Passport on Linux Ubuntu 16.04

This link contains software to unlock and manage WD passport external hard disk.

GitHub - 0-duke/wdpassport-utils: WD Passport Ultra Linux Utilities

mounting EXFAT for Ubuntu 16.04

How to Mount EXFAT partition on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

To mount exfat partition on Ubuntu, simply install the necessary packages:
$ sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils

If you need to mount it from the command line, you could do
$ sudo mkdir /media/exfat (or specific path)
$ sudo mount -t exfat /dev/sdxx /media/exfat
where /dev/sdxx could be /dev/sda1 or /dev/sda2, or so on.

If you are not sure whether the exfat partition you are looking for is /dev/sda1 or /dev/sda2, then you could also run
$ sudo lsblk -o NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL
This should do it!

Credit from http://unixnme.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/how-to-mount-exfat-partition-in-ubuntu.html. Thanks :D