[CentOS] help fdisk and dd

Paul Heinlein heinlein at madboa.com
Fri Mar 5 23:16:19 UTC 2010


On Fri, 5 Mar 2010, David G. Miller wrote:

> Over the years I've ended up with a pile of old hard drives.  Some 
> are unreliable; some won't even spin up and some are just REALLY old 
> (e.g., 100s of MB size).  I also inherited a couple of rifles (M-1 
> Garand and M-1 Carbine). I'm thinking write /dev/urandom to ones 
> that will spin but then take the whole lot out in the country for 
> some target practice.  It may be possible to scape a little data off 
> of what's left after the drive gets hit with a round from the Garand 
> but I doubt if anyone will want to go to the trouble.  It could also 
> be fun.

Or, donate the drives and a cheap torx driver to the educational 
charity of your choice. Kids *love* taking them apart, and the magnets 
are quite useful!

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Paul Heinlein <> heinlein at madboa.com <> http://www.madboa.com/


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