Method for Wiping Hard Disk

Submitted by code_admin on Wed, 09/04/2019 - 08:39

This page documents the method I use to wipe a hard disk.

dban no longer works for me. Instead I use a ubuntu live USB.
(I created a live USB in windows using rufus.)

It is possible to browse the disk using nautilus

  1. sudo mkdir /media/windows
  2. sudo mount /dev/(yourdevice) /media/windows -o force

(May not work if bitlocker is in use on drive)

Command to shred:

  1. sudo shred -v /dev/sdb

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