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Date:      Sun, 22 Jul 2012 17:33:10 +0000
From:      Duane Hill <duihi77@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: fsck on FAT32 filesystem?
Message-ID:  <152375425.20120722173310@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <op.whuxsezgg7njmm@michael-think>
References:  <201207221038.q6MAc8kW022215@mail.r-bonomi.com> <500C0B21.3020001@cran.org.uk> <alpine.BSF.2.00.1207221701330.2621@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> <500C1788.8000505@cran.org.uk> <op.whuxsezgg7njmm@michael-think>

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Personally,  I've  always  used a product from http://www.jetico.com/.

On Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 17:06:04 UTC, gmx@ross.cx confabulated:

> On Sun, 22 Jul 2012 17:08:56 +0200, Bruce Cran <bruce@cran.org.uk> wrote:

>> On 22/07/2012 16:01, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>>>> 'dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=1M' works under Cygwin - or you can  
>>>> just write a load of zeros to \\.\PhysicalDrive0 .
>>>
>>> who prevents you to bood live CD or pendrive with FreeBSD (or  
>>> openbsd,netbsd,linux,solaris,whatever usable)?
>>
>> Nobody - I didn't say users couldn't boot from a FreeBSD/etc live CD,  
>> but zeroing the disk in Cygwin is an alternative.
>>

> Microsoft's format.exe can zero a volume, at least in the newer (>2008)
> versions:

> /p:<passes> : Zeros every sector on the volume for the number of passes
> specified.


> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730730(v=ws.10)

-- 
If at first you don't succeed...
...so much for skydiving.




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