On 17/05/2021 00.34, -pj wrote:
On 5/16/21 12:57 PM, Doug McGarrett wrote:
- Anyone have a fix for the invalid partition table, short of
replacing the drive?
I would like to possibly suggest using "dd" -dubbed- data destroyer. You must be very careful and know the specific drive label e.g. /dev/sda you wish to clear/wipe fresh. The following utilities can help you determine this: "fdisk -l", "gparted". I am not certain of Windows based utilities. Then you could boot with a live-cd or rescue-cd and perform the following on the appropriate drive.
You can, however, use dd to make it a whole lot more difficult for the bad guys to get at your old data. This command will spend some time writing millions and millions of zeros over every nook and cranny of the /dev/sda1 partition:
# dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda1
Then perhaps you could install Windows followed by openSUSE TDE once again afterwards. May go smoother with a perfectly clear drive.
For one thing, it is an SSD and you kill one life. It has limited lives.
For another, it is Doug you are trying to help. :-|