reinstall or just change name
michal at mailmix.pl
Sun Jan 25 08:53:08 UTC 2015
On 23.01.2015 11:12, 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?
> If the latter should I make a new user then delete myself as user?
> would that delete my files?
> What are the commands to change user name and password?
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To delete all drive from disk drive boot from LiveCD (any distro) and
write whole disk with "zeros":
#dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdx
where sdx is your disk drive.
This command will erase all your data from disk. Next install new system
and sell a computer.
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