Thursday, December 27, 2007

Wiping my external

For some time now, I have had to deal with Ubuntu thinking my external HDD was formatted NTFS while it was in fact ReiserFS. I am currently completely wiping the drive hoping it will fix the problem. I used wipe (sudo apt-get install wipe) to do it:

wipe -f -P 3 -S r /dev/sda1

That forces (-f) wipe to do it, does 3 passes (-P 3), and uses /dev/urandom to seed wipe in it's wiping of my drive (-S r, much more secure than any other). Hopefully, this will fix it, otherwise, I will file a bug in Gutsy.

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