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    knoppix sudo-shread

    does any1 have the knoppix hacks it has a hdd shreader which i cannot for the life of me remember the path it's something like this sudo-shread -n z 2 v- /dev/hda. it will wipe the hdd and install 0000's please help can't find my knoppix hack's book

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    Quote Originally Posted by u2robert View Post
    does any1 have the knoppix hacks it has a hdd shreader which i cannot for the life of me remember the path it's something like this sudo-shread -n z 2 v- /dev/hda. it will wipe the hdd and install 0000's please help can't find my knoppix hack's book
    It is:

    sudo shred -n 2 -z -v /dev/hda1

    where:

    -n option tells you how many times to write over with random data

    -z option tells it to finish process by writing over with zeros [so it looks as though disk has not been shredded]

    -v option shows you the progress of the shredding.

    /dev/hda1 [or whatever] shows partition you want to wipe or /dev/hda if you also want to wipe whole disk.

    Best wishes, John

    NB - WARNING - Should also have an option telling you how many times to check over what you've written at the command line, before pressing enter - definitely more than 2 if you still have anything at all that you value anywhere on the disk

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