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Old 06-03-2005, 12:29 AM   #1
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Question Writing 0s to the HD...possible?

If I just want to make sure my new Linux install is truly fresh, is there a way to write 0s to the HD (not just reformatting it with the new install)? Thanks ahead and cheers!
Old 06-03-2005, 12:42 AM   #2
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I believe this is what you are looking for Zero Fill a Hard Drive
Old 06-03-2005, 12:46 AM   #3
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Perfect! Thank you VERY much.



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