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Old 03-08-2007, 02:11 AM   #1
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[OpenBSD] safe disk wipe out

I have this OpenBSD4.0 laptop which I need to give away. I was wondering how can I safely wipe out the entire disk? I know of "rm -P" and wondering if I "rm -rfP /" would do the job.
Old 03-08-2007, 03:53 AM   #2
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does it have a floppy drive?
if yes, your guaranteed tool to wipe it for no recovery possible is dban.
[ Deriks Boot and Nuke ]
available from sourceforge.
it's a linux bootable floppy image with fdisk and mkfs tools that you can configure for a week long disk wipe process if you want.
Old 03-08-2007, 04:53 AM   #3
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Unfortunately, the floppy drive is not usable and there's only one USB drive. Any help doing this from within the OS aka OpsnBSD?


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