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Old 06-20-2008, 07:31 AM
 
Default Totally Wipe a Hard Drive

What is the easiest way to clean a partition completely? It seems as if the hard drive has multiple OS's installed. I would like to clean it totally off as I don't use any of the extra ones and also I don't like how you have the list when your computer starts.
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:53 AM
"David Van Assche"
 
Default Totally Wipe a Hard Drive

I assume you are talking about grub and the way it lists the kernel upgrades... Ususally it automatically loads up the latest kernel, and the other stuff is just there in case something has gone wrong with your current install... But you can simply edit the grub boot up options and erase what you dont want. Its stored in /boot/grub/menu.lst


In order to make more space, your best option is using gparted (sudo apt-get install gparted) which will allow you do delete partitions, create new ones, and also extend or shrink existing partitions... This will have to be done from a non-mounted system however... (shrinking, extending that is) so you might wanna load up from a live cd to do that.


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Davud Van Assche

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What is the easiest way to clean a partition completely? It seems as if the hard drive has multiple OS's installed. I would like to clean it totally off as I don't use any of the extra ones and also I don't like how you have the list when your computer starts.


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Old 07-01-2008, 04:13 PM
"Greg Reagle"
 
Default Totally Wipe a Hard Drive

In order to answer your question, I need to know what you want to
accomplish. Reducing the entries in a bootloader (e.g. Grub, Lilo) list
is very different from erasing a partition.

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> What is the easiest way to clean a partition completely? It seems as
if
> the hard drive has multiple OS's installed. I would like to clean it
> totally off as I don't use any of the extra ones and also I don't like
how
> you have the list when your computer starts.
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:53 AM
"Jack Boyle"
 
Default Totally Wipe a Hard Drive

If you want to totally and irrecoverably wipe everything from a hard disk, deleting all partitions along the way, you might consider Darik's Boot and Nuke ("DBAN").

But read the instructions carefully, as I believe the default is to wipe all disks in the computer!


http://dban.sourceforge.net/



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In order to answer your question, I need to know what you want to

accomplish. *Reducing the entries in a bootloader (e.g. Grub, Lilo) list

is very different from erasing a partition.



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> -----Original Message-----

> From: edubuntu-users-bounces@lists.ubuntu.com [mailto:edubuntu-users-

> bounces@lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of that1tyguy@aol.com

> Sent: Friday, June 20, 2008 3:32 AM

> To: edubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com

> Subject: Totally Wipe a Hard Drive

>

> What is the easiest way to clean a partition completely? It seems as

if

> the hard drive has multiple OS's installed. I would like to clean it

> totally off as I don't use any of the extra ones and also I don't like

how

> you have the list when your computer starts.

> ________________________________

>

> Get the Moviefone Toolbar

>

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Old 07-02-2008, 12:24 PM
"Alex Antener"
 
Default Totally Wipe a Hard Drive

You can also use "wipe" or "shred".
Check: http://www.techthrob.com/tech/securedelete.php
Rregards, A


2008/7/2 Jack Boyle <jkb973@gmail.com>:
If you want to totally and irrecoverably wipe everything from a hard disk, deleting all partitions along the way, you might consider Darik's Boot and Nuke ("DBAN").


But read the instructions carefully, as I believe the default is to wipe all disks in the computer!


http://dban.sourceforge.net/



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In order to answer your question, I need to know what you want to

accomplish. *Reducing the entries in a bootloader (e.g. Grub, Lilo) list

is very different from erasing a partition.



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> -----Original Message-----

> From: edubuntu-users-bounces@lists.ubuntu.com [mailto:edubuntu-users-

> bounces@lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of that1tyguy@aol.com

> Sent: Friday, June 20, 2008 3:32 AM

> To: edubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com

> Subject: Totally Wipe a Hard Drive

>

> What is the easiest way to clean a partition completely? It seems as

if

> the hard drive has multiple OS's installed. I would like to clean it

> totally off as I don't use any of the extra ones and also I don't like

how

> you have the list when your computer starts.

> ________________________________

>

> Get the Moviefone Toolbar

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<http://toolbar.aol.com/moviefone/download.html?ncid=aolcmp0005000000001

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