TuskenTower on 30 Jul 2009 19:14:24 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Hard Drive warranty RMA

On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 10:50 PM, Tom<tom.hornberger@verizon.net> wrote:
> On Sunday 26 July 2009 13:33:00 TuskenTower wrote:
>> Apparently, there might be something wrong with the disk, fsck.hfsplus
>> spat this out in the end.
>> ** The volume Time Machine Backups could not be repaired after 3 attempts.
>> I can't mount the file system RW either:
>> [804012.270353] hfs: Filesystem was not cleanly unmounted, running
>> fsck.hfsplus is recommended.  mounting read-only.
>> I'm going to do some Googling for a partition wiping utility.  Anyone
>> have any knowledge about these tools?
>> thanks,
>> Amul
> dban (www.dban.org) works well.  I just wiped 2 machines I'm sending back to
> IT at work with it.
> HTH,
> Tom

I thought dban works by booting the whole machine right?  I have an
external disk that needs nuking.

For the curious, I am using badblock + writing random data to the disk.

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