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Zeroing my drive

Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:50 pm
by cakehead
Hi, I am zeroing my hard drive right now ! Should there be some kind of progress monitor or does it just stop when finished ? Thanks

Re: Zeroing my drive

Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:03 pm
by 67GTA
Are you talking about writing zeros to your hard drive? What are you using to do it?

Re: Zeroing my drive

Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:14 am
by cakehead
I am using mint 5 live disk with the command dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda. There was no progress monitor and I was not sure if I had done things right, shortly after posting my question the process completed. Mint is now loaded again and working like a dream. Thank you for your reply