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Date:      Sat, 10 Jan 2009 14:06:17 -0500
From:      Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local@be-well.ilk.org>
To:        "gpeel" <gpeel@thenetnow.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: wiping a drive with dd
Message-ID:  <447i532d7a.fsf@lowell-desk.lan>
In-Reply-To: <20090110175323.M10662@thenetnow.com> (gpeel@thenetnow.com's message of "Sat\, 10 Jan 2009 12\:55\:41 -0500")
References:  <20090110175323.M10662@thenetnow.com>

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"gpeel" <gpeel@thenetnow.com> writes:

> When dd is used like:
>
> dd if="/dev/0" of="/dev/da1" bs="1024"
>
> Does it completely wipe the drive INCLUDING the boot sectors etc? (i.e. does 
> it start right at secor 0 of the disk and continue to the last sector?).

Assuming you mean /dev/zero, yes.

-- 
Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area
		http://be-well.ilk.org/~lowell/



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