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Re: [debian-knoppix] Include wipe into Knoppix

On Mon, Nov 04, 2002 at 07:18:21PM +0100, Christian Wenke wrote:

> > Concerning tapes: use dd. it is faster and present on every Unix
> > installation.
> What I have to do here is to securely delete sensible data in only a few 
> directories (usually /home/<data> and /usr/local/<data>) with together about 
> one or two gigs of data on some computers when for example the harddisks are 
> getting more and more badblocks and needs to be replaced, the computer goes 
> to another division in our institute or the computer is sorted out and 
> donated to a school or similar.

It's really easy: just do it as described by Klaus
or: dd if=/dev/zero bs=32k of=<partition>

If this is not secure enough, then you should really destroy the
harddisk, there are several ways, the best one seems to be heat.


Christian Leber

  "Omnis enim res, quae dando non deficit, dum habetur et non datur,
   nondum habetur, quomodo habenda est."       (Aurelius Augustinus)
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