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You dont have to use Linux much to do it, If you have dsl download a knoppix boot disk. once you have done so, post back and we will zerofill your disk.

If you dont have DSL you may need to try and find a magazine with a free Linux Boot disk on the cover.

Or are there any Linux freeks out there who can supply some sort of minimal boot disk to perform a zerofill???
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Ok cool! I have DSL and I should download Knoppix Boot Disk, Right? And then what?
Thanks!
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EDIT: I tried googling it, but found heaps and I dont which one to choose can you give me the site?Thanks

Edited by Boo-Yeah, 20 August 2005 - 09:46 PM.

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Would I have to re-install my OS?
Thanks
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NO!!, what I mean by the land of 1's and 0's in binary.
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Sorry it took so ling to get back here, I have been very busy.

Are you still there?
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Yup Thanks for coming back!
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Hey I go to go back can you post the information and the steps that I should take and would I have to re-install my OS?
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If this works out, and if there was a nomination you have my vote!!
Thanks! I'll be back in few hours!!!

Edited by Boo-Yeah, 24 August 2005 - 02:08 AM.

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To perform a zero fill

Boot to Linux

hold down ctrl + alt and press F2

Then type

dd if=/dev/0 of=/dev/hda

Where hda is you primary master

if you are trying to zero fill your primary slave its address will be hdb and so on.
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Does it matter that I dont have a Linux?
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Be aware following the above will permanently remove all data from you hard drive
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Good news! I dont have to go!! So where can I get this Linux Boot Disk?
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All Data: is that including my OS?
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Download a Knoppix boot disk from here (Knoppix is a kind of Linux)

http://www.bootdisk....tion=show&id=81
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Absolutely, anything which is on the drive will be gone, sounds like you need to think about doing a backup of some kind
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