8.2-RELEASE-amd64.iso weirdness (help!)

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Wed Aug 3 10:10:51 UTC 2011

On 03/08/2011 00:57, Polytropon wrote:
>> > The really crucial problem I'm facing right now is that I can't get
>> > Linux's damned "grub" off of my hard drive!  

> This should be easy by dd'ing the beginning of the hard disk
> with /dev/zero's. Otherwise, overwriting with FreeBSD's standard
> booting mechanisms should be possible too.

If you want an easy way to blank a system, try dban (Darik's Boot and
Nuke) -- it's a bootable CD which can overwrite disks multiple times and
ultimately zero them out.  For your purposes, you don't need the
high-security wiping -- just choose the menu option to simply zero the



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