Re: clearing data from partitions
One quick, but kludgy way to do it would be say..
cat /dev/zero to each of the partitions for a few seconds.
that will murder the partition, and it will end up basically broken.
at that point, youd want to mke2fs or something on each one.
If you make a text list of all the partitions you want to do this to
you can script it!
bash# for i in `cat partitions.txt`; do dd if=/dev/zero of=$i bs=1024
count=50; mke2fs $i; done
that should go through the textfile, overwrite the first ~50k of each
partition with zeroes
then mke2fs it.
Hope this helps!
john gennard wrote:
I have a large hard drive divided into many partitions so that I
can try new distros. Two large partitions hold Sarge and Unstable.
Thank you, Dan, I'll give that a try.