Jonathan Bringhurst on 21 Apr 2007 19:37:20 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] OT: NTFS cleaning

  • From: "Jonathan Bringhurst" <>
  • To: "Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List" <>
  • Subject: Re: [PLUG] OT: NTFS cleaning
  • Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 15:37:11 -0400
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I'd say boot with a knoppix live cd and run something like the following:

shred -vfz -n 10 /dev/hda

That'll overwrite the hard disk 10 times with 0s. Increase the n count
proportional to your level of paranoia :)


On 4/21/07, Greg Lopp <> wrote:
A friend believes that her corporate masters will be letting her go soon.
They will soon after want her corporate laptop back.  Not that she has
anything to hide, but she'd like to scrub the NTFS partition to make
undelete/forensics difficult.  I have a couple of ubuntu boxes that could
employ a usb enclosure for this....

Any thoughts, pointers?

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