[CentOS] help fdisk and dd

Hakan Koseoglu hakan at koseoglu.org
Thu Mar 4 13:54:25 UTC 2010

On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 1:01 PM, chloe K <chloekcy2000 at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> 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.

Hakan (m1fcj) - http://www.hititgunesi.org

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