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Check and zero-uot HDD
Noob question: I want to use the shred command from a live cd to wipe all data from my HDD and I would like to know if this command also reports any bad sectors thai it finds on that HDD (like a surface scan). If not, could you recommend me another program that checks and erases the disk in one run?
boot up from any LiveCD and execute this code in terminal/konsole
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=521 count=1
'dd' command will *wipe* harddisk but it wont check bad sectors. scan harddisk with UBCD or the tools provided by your disk manufacturer.
Anw will it erase and check my hdd in one run? The drive is pretty old and I noticed both erase and disk scan take very long and I wouldnt want to do them one after the other.
as i mentioned earlier, dd command will wipe harddisk only and wont scan it. 'dd' command erases partition table and boot loader, and takes only 2-5 seconds.
scan disk through UBCD. that will take some time.
I'll go with UBCD then. I don't want to simply repartition/reformat my HDD, but erase it. Now if I could only find an iso download on an english site...
Thanks for your quick replys.
04-27-2007 #6Now if I could only find an iso download on an english site...
True, but that's just a list of mirrors.The only mirrors I've found to host the 4.03 iso image on that page were in germen/italian. Anyway, I figured out the german one and I'm downloading it right now.