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Old 07-21-2015, 09:39 AM   #1
john9159
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Wiping hard drive with dban on Linux Lite 2 OS?


I have Linux Lite installed and have burned dban on a CD.
I've tried to run dban on start up (F2 etc) but get a message saying "no burners installed".
Why is this and how can I solve it? I've tried installing XBURN butnothing happens.
ps - I thought burning was the process of creating a disc with something on it, which I have already done.
 
Old 07-21-2015, 09:57 AM   #2
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For what it is worth, I use F12 to display the BIOS-boot menu. Or is this an error of dban?
 
Old 07-21-2015, 10:42 AM   #3
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john9159,

Welcome to LQ.

In order to get Xfburn working you may first need to go into Terminal and installed Restricted Extras:

Code:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
Why do you need to use DBAN in particular?

Could you not download and burn a gParted .iso onto a disk from:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/gparted/

If on the other hand you are trying to totally wipe a disk securely then you need something other than DBAN.
 
Old 07-21-2015, 03:34 PM   #4
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I have Linux Lite installed and have burned dban on a CD.
how exactly did you do this ?

copy / paste ?
dd ?
burn iso as a IMAGE ?
make a data dvd ?
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