Darik's boot on USB - cleans the USB disk as well?

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Macallanized
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Darik's boot on USB - cleans the USB disk as well?

Post by Macallanized » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:38 am

Hi,

I'm using UBCD 5.0.3 on USB, the boot is very fast, nothing to complain about :)

I'm using it to erase a bunch of computers' HD, and when using DBAN it shows me 2 erasable devices :
- the USB key
- the HD

If I only select the HD the program is terminated but I can't see the error as I don't have a floppy drive. The only way to get it all work is by selecting both drives (therefore it erases the key as well, which is not convenient at all....

Have you ever noticed this issue? How can we avoid it?
Thank you :)

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Re: Darik's boot on USB - cleans the USB disk as well?

Post by Icecube » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:45 am

You can remove the USB stick before starting selecting the DBAN wipe entry.
Download Ultimate Boot CD v5.0: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html
Use Parted Magic for handling all partitioning task: http://partedmagic.com/

Macallanized
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Re: Darik's boot on USB - cleans the USB disk as well?

Post by Macallanized » Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:25 am

Hi,

ok it works that way, thank you :)

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