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Re: [opensuse] scrathsing old harddisks
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 17:47:35 +0100
  • Message-id: <fsgj37$n00$3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Kai Ponte wrote:

On Thursday 27 March 2008 07:48:47 am Bob Rea wrote:
U.S. government SECRET requires a low-level format.

How does one do a low level format? I got asked to do this
at work but no one would tell me how.

Typically that's at the BIOS level. You do this from there.

Typically you won't find such an option in a modern BIOS. I'm not sure
the IDE commandset even supports it anymore. A "low-level format" is a
left-over from days long gone.

/Per Jessen, Z├╝rich

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