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Re: [opensuse] scrathsing old harddisks
  • From: David Bear <david.bear@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 08:41:55 -0700
  • Message-id: <200803260841.55791.david.bear@xxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 26 March 2008 08:30, James Knott wrote:
Hans defaber wrote:
What is the best (easiest) way to overwrite old harddisks with random
garbage ?

thanks, Hans

Install Windows? ;-)


already have a bootable linux? how about dd if=/dev/random of=/dev/hdd where
hdd is the disk you want to wipe?

Actually, I assume you want to make sure there's no data on them, before
tossing. There are utilities available for download. I think there's
one called Disk Wipe or similar. Or you can simply copy from
/dev/random using dd

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