Wipe a drive clean

Andrew Falanga af300wsm at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 03:46:52 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 8:03 PM, Norberto Meijome <freebsd at meijome.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Jun 2008 14:36:35 -0600
> "Andrew Falanga" <af300wsm at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> I'd rather not install a port, if I can avoid it.  I
>> >
>> > Have a look at security/wipe.
>> Before reading this, yes I did.  In fact, I even installed it.
>> However, the first operation appears to be a renaming of the file in
>> question.  I was doing:
>> wipe -z /dev/da2
>> which was being kicked out with "Operation not permitted."  It seemed
>> to want to move/rename the file first.  I didn't do enough digging to
>> get around this before reading this e-mail.
> do you have access rights to write to that device?
> is the device mounted ? (it shouldn't)

No.  I unmounted before trying.


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