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Rescue and recovery distributions

Rescue and recovery distributions

Posted May 21, 2009 4:57 UTC (Thu) by pabs (subscriber, #43278)
In reply to: Rescue and recovery distributions by pabs
Parent article: Rescue and recovery distributions

> is there a Linux tool that can issue this SE ATA command to disks?

Found the answer to my own question:

http://howflow.com/tricks/secure_erase_how_to_erase_a_har...

# hdparm -I /dev/sda | grep -i erase
# hdparm --security-erase /dev/sda
# hdparm --security-erase-enhanced /dev/sda


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Rescue and recovery distributions

Posted May 21, 2009 5:00 UTC (Thu) by pabs (subscriber, #43278) [Link]

Looks like you need the running Linux kernel to be built with this:

CONFIG_IDE_TASK_IOCTL=y

http://freshmeat.net/projects/hdparm/comments


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