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Re: [SLUG] Linux-based Data Scrubbers?
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Linux-based Data Scrubbers?
- From: "Lindsay Holmwood" <auxesis@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 12:14:31 +1000
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There's Darek's Boot and Nuke, which features a variety of methods
for erasing disks. Available in floppy and CD form.
On 8/30/06, James Gray <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Long story short - Japan has changed their law and now I have to come
up with an idiot-resistant data scrubber that meets their regulatory
standards. I'm thinking a boot CD running Linux of some flavor that
just fires up a data scrubber, and hoses every hard drive it finds
(after suitably warning the operator/user). Dangerous? Yes.
Worried? No. All our work-related data is stored on the servers and
we need to erase some PC's prior to scrapping them (eBay).
So the call goes out - anyone know of anything that will do this? I
happy to roll-my-own boot CD etc, but I'm turning up blanks for the
data scrubber. It's pretty simple though (to meet the .jp
1. write a constant pattern to *every* sector on the drive (either 00
2. log the result of #1
3. celebrate your superiority for erasing the drive.
If no scrubber is available, I guess I can hack something to do #1
(dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda) but logging the result might be
difficult. The regs in .jp are vague: do you need to record the
result for every sector? Just the ones that failed? The overall
result (ie, return status zero)?? Bah. If it's just the return
status then that's easy. The others are a little more complicated.
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