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Date:      Wed, 03 Aug 2011 11:10:23 +0100
From:      Matthew Seaman <>
To:        Polytropon <>
Cc:        "Conrad J. Sabatier" <>,
Subject:   Re: 8.2-RELEASE-amd64.iso weirdness (help!)
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References:  <20110802180606.4599d800@serene> <>

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On 03/08/2011 00:57, Polytropon wrote:
>> > The really crucial problem I'm facing right now is that I can't get
>> > Linux's damned "grub" off of my hard drive! =20

> This should be easy by dd'ing the beginning of the hard disk
> with /dev/zero's. Otherwise, overwriting with FreeBSD's standard
> booting mechanisms should be possible too.

If you want an easy way to blank a system, try dban (Darik's Boot and
Nuke) -- it's a bootable CD which can overwrite disks multiple times and
ultimately zero them out.  For your purposes, you don't need the
high-security wiping -- just choose the menu option to simply zero the



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