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

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Wed Jan 9 14:48:59 UTC 2013

Ken godee wrote:
>>> 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.

Dumb question: why can't you have whoever has the drive pull it and ship
it to you?


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