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

Sun Jan 13 00:05:36 UTC 2013
Gordon Messmer <yinyang at eburg.com>

On 01/08/2013 02:06 PM, Yungwei Chen wrote:
> I need to securely wipe out a disk on a remote machine, but I don't have access to that machine.
> Therefore I cannot use the LiveCD+shred (or dd) combination.

If you have enough RAM to hold the live disk, you can boot the whole 
thing from grub, probably using memdisk.  If you boot a live image with 
memdisk, you can safely wipe the hard disks without the running kernel