reinstall or just change name
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jan 24 20:19:30 UTC 2015
On 01/23/2015 12:52 PM, W Scott Lockwood III wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 1:39 PM, David Fletcher <dave at thefletchers.net> wrote:
>> On Fri, 2015-01-23 at 11:12 +0100, Gary J. Kirkpatrick wrote:
>> > I am selling my little laptop. Should I reinstall the operating
>> > system, which I presume would be a better way to remove my files
> > > (albeit imperfect) or should I just change the user name/password?
> > I'd feel inclined to use Boot and Nuke
> > http://www.dban.org/
> > first, then re-install.
> > Dave
> Yes, what Dave said. DBAN is the best.
I reckon that most in this thread will remember bits of this :-)
Amedee's & Rashkae's excellent dd suggestions will suffice for your puposes.
Might also be of help/interest:
If you are interested in using the ATA Secure Erase method, have a look
106 minutes for my 320 GB drive:
Master password revision code = 65534
not expired: security count
supported: enhanced erase
106min for SECURITY ERASE UNIT. 106min for ENHANCED SECURITY ERASE UNIT.
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