[CentOS] wiping out data on a disk (no physical acess to the machine)

Ken godee ken at perfect-image.com
Wed Jan 9 14:08:35 UTC 2013

>> Thanks. Is it possible that shred exit abnormally in any case (for example,
>> some files that it relies on have been shreded)?
> Without physical access to the machine so you can see (and control) what is
> actually going on, there is no way to 100% guarantee that the data is
> completely destroyed.

If you had some disk space could you create a partition
and install a minimalistic Linux version, set your
system to boot the minimalistic Linux version, log
in and completely destroy any partition you want and
you could just leave the minimalistic Linux version.

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