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Running Ubuntu 16. I have two external USB drives and both are encrypted with Bitlocker. I am mounting them using dislocker. The problem is both drives are the same model and size so I don't know how to differentiate between them. I need to be able to do this BEFORE mounting them via dislocker so I can make sure they are mounted to the right place.

This is the command and output I run to get drive information:

user@ubuntu:~$ sudo lsblk -o NAME,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL,MODEL

sdd                      3.7T                                                  My Passport 25E2
└─sdd1                   3.7T
sdg                      3.7T                                                  My Passport 25E2
└─sdg1                   3.7T

I'm guessing there's no label since it's a bitlocker drive that's not mounted yet. Is there any way to change the 'MODEL' so I can distinguish between the drives? Or make sure they always have the same USB id?

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    ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/ might show different UUIDs; if not (because of bitlocker) ls -l /dev/disk/by-partuuid/may be another possible solution. – ridgy Feb 24 '17 at 18:24
  • Or perhaps blkid – ivanivan Feb 24 '17 at 20:12
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You can change the LABEL of each drive.

For ext2/3/4 partitions:

e2label /dev/sdg newlabel

For fat16/32:

mlabel /dev/sdg:newlabel

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