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Old 05-04-2008, 09:16 PM   #1
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SecureDelete installation on Linux Suse 10.0


I just tried installing SecureDelete 3.1 on Linux Suse 10.0, but it failed. When I typed ďmakeĒ on the terminal, I got the following messages. Could someone please tell me what it means and how to install SecureDelete successfully? Is there any later version of SecureDelete that I should be installing, although thc.org only offers this version.

Or is there any alternative software to wipe off free space on hard disk?

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gcc -O2 -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -c sdel-lib.csdel-lib.c: In function ‚sdel_overwrite‚:
sdel-lib.c:173: warning: pointer targets in passing argument 1 of ‚__sdel_fill_buf‚ differ in signedness
sdel-lib.c:175: warning: pointer targets in passing argument 1 of ‚__sdel_fill_buf‚ differ in signedness
sdel-lib.c:200: warning: pointer targets in passing argument 1 of ‚__sdel_fill_buf‚ differ in signedness
sdel-lib.c:209: warning: pointer targets in passing argument 1 of ‚__sdel_fill_buf‚ differ in signedness
gcc -O2 -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -o srm srm.c sdel-lib.o
strip srm
gcc -O2 -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -o sfill sfill.c sdel-lib.o
strip sfill
gcc -O2 -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -o sswap sswap.c sdel-lib.o
strip sswap
gcc -O2 -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -o smem smem.c sdel-lib.o
smem.c: In function ‚smash_it‚:
smem.c:122: warning: pointer targets in passing argument 1 of ‚__sdel_fill_buf‚ differ in signedness
strip smem
gcc -O2 -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -fomit-frame-pointer -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 -I/lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/include -c sdel-mod.c
sdel-mod.c:1: error: -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 is not between 4 and 12
make: *** [sdel-mod.o] Error 1
 
Old 05-05-2008, 12:43 AM   #2
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Try BCWipe by Jetico. Check it out here: http://www.jetico.com/. Apparently it's free for non-commercial use.

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Old 05-05-2008, 06:54 AM   #3
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Does BCWipe allow wiping free hard disk space? It doesn't seem to say so on their online documentation.

Sorry if I'm being silly.

I deleted a lot of files in a 'non-secure' way in the past and I want to make sure they are not retrievable in future.
 
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Does BCWipe allow wiping free hard disk space? It doesn't seem to say so on their online documentation.
Yes it does support free space wiping. Once you have it installed see: man bcwipe for available choices.
 
  


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