Placing name in every sector of a clean disk

September 29, 2010 at 11:55:48
Specs: cintos 2.5
I know that you can wipe a disk clean by using either dd if=/dev/zero or dd if=/dev/urandom. But can you really wipe a disk clean and put your name into each sector? Does that take a script to do it? Or is the command similiar to the above?

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September 29, 2010 at 13:07:38
To be exact you could write a script to do that. The issue is every sector. It may be that a damaged sector in the works would screw up any simple plan.

To make it easy I'd simply create the text and copy it back over and over until the size equals the limit of the disk.

There are special editors that can access the disks sector by sector and you could maybe do some cut and paste that way or script it.

You could dd a file over and over too I believe.

It think you could use tar cat or maybe touch too.

Sector by sector would not show anyone but a sleuth what is there.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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September 29, 2010 at 20:00:07
Every sector implies no patitioning or system overhead.

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