bcwipe doesn't wipe any block device

Thomas Vogt thomas at bsdunix.ch
Wed Mar 14 14:44:35 UTC 2007


Has someone ever tried to wipe a block device on freebsd 6.2 with

I tried
bcwipe -bvmd /dev/aacd1

I get:
Writing to /dev/aacd1: Invalid argument
I tried slices too but it i got the same error.

dd can overwrite my disk several times but perhaps someone can give me a
hint how to wipe a disk with bcwipe.

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choose to do so, then it is UNIX's job to deliver Mr. Bullet to Mr Foot
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