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Old 05-28-2005, 09:15 AM   #1
kornerr
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What app can REALLY delete a partition? (not fdisk, parted, etc...)


I can't delete a partition with (c)fdisk, parted or whatever. They only alter my disk partition table.
I need smth like real formatting without mkfs operation.
Thanks.
 
Old 05-28-2005, 09:49 AM   #2
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If you write rubbish from /dev/random or 0's from /dev/zero enough times it will eliminate what is already stored on the disk/partition:
dd bs=1024 if=/dev/random of=/dev/hdxY
 
Old 05-28-2005, 10:39 AM   #3
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Thanks, david_ross.
 
Old 05-28-2005, 12:10 PM   #4
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you can use the shred command on those devices if you want a nice report on the progress.
 
Old 05-28-2005, 12:14 PM   #5
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Thanks, DaWallace.
"shred" seems to be an interesting command.
 
  


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