wiping a drive with dd
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Sat Jan 10 11:06:23 PST 2009
"gpeel" <gpeel at thenetnow.com> writes:
> When dd is used like:
> dd if="/dev/0" of="/dev/da1" bs="1024"
> Does it completely wipe the drive INCLUDING the boot sectors etc? (i.e. does
> it start right at secor 0 of the disk and continue to the last sector?).
Assuming you mean /dev/zero, yes.
Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area
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