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    Default Looking for Hard Drive Wipe utility (Found "wipe", are there others?)

    Hello everyone. I'm new to Backtack (I'm trying Version 3 beta out right now and I love it!), and I am pretty comfortable with Ubuntu and probably about Linux distro in general.

    I'm looking for a simple hard drive wiping utility that can be run inside of Backtrack. I found the wipe program included with Backtrack. Are there others available in Backtrack? A client of mine has several laptops that may need to be wiped. I believe they're going to be sold via state surplus, so they'll be going into the public, so any confidential data on the drives must be cleaned off.

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    There are lots of utilities for this however I rather like nuke disc. Its a stand alone disc though not for running in BT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pureh@te View Post
    There are lots of utilities for this however I rather like nuke disc. Its a stand alone disc though not for running in BT.
    Never heard it called that before.
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    You might want to check out GDisk also. I only use the standalone application although I think its available with some packages.

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