Disk Wiping Test: Darik’s Boot and Nuke 2.2.6

Dariks Boot and Nuke 2.2.6 Beta I had problems with it.  It would hang at the PCI (sysfs) detection.  To get DBAN to successfully boot, I had to disable the SD media card reader.

Version tested: Darik’s Boot and Nuke 2.2.6 (Beta)

Plus points:

  • it’s free!

Things I didn’t like:

  • having to disable the SD media card reader in BIOS.
  • the estimated time is wildly inaccurate.
    Initial estimate 2hrs, actual time taken: 3hrs 17min

Test notes:

  • Ran in “autonuke” mode.
    (DoD Short method, 3 pass and then verify on last wipe)
  • Apparently there is a USB installer, like the one the Active@ Killdisk product has.
    Couldn’t find it.

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