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Re: Hard Disk

"Billy O'Neal" <billy.oneal@gmail.com> writes:

> I'm using MS Virtual PC to install Debian before I chose it as my full time 
> os, to replace windows. I'd like to know if there is a utillity (such as 
> necrofile) in Debian that will null the free space on the drive, to allow 
> the vortual pc compacter, which compresses the virtual hard drive by 
> removing nulls, to work.
> No hurry. I'd radther have a complete response than a quick one.

Yes, just fill up your disk with a big file full of zeroes.  Then
remove it.

  cat /dev/zero > /bigfile
  rm /bigfile


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