[CentOS] help fdisk and dd

Sorin Srbu sorin.srbu at orgfarm.uu.se
Thu Mar 4 14:01:15 UTC 2010


>-----Original Message-----
>From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
Behalf
>Of Hakan Koseoglu
>Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 2:54 PM
>To: CentOS mailing list
>Subject: Re: [CentOS] help fdisk and dd
>
>> What is the best practice to remove all data in the disk?
>If you want to securely remove the data, I recommend using a tool like
DBAN.
>If you want to just wipe out the partition & boot sector for a clean
>reinstallation, dd'ing the disk with zero for a couple of Mbytes is
>more than enough.

I second that. Dban is the niftiest thing since sliced bread. Very handy
tool, if a bit slow. But I guess that comes with the territory. 8-)

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/Sorin
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