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    how do i make a DBAN in a bootable usb fladh drive?

    basically i want to sell my dell mini 10v netbook. it is running the Ubuntu 10.10 netbook edition.

    I need to completely wipe my hard drive to ensure someone who can not recover my old data.

    I have downloaded the dban iso.
    I am having a hard time making a bootable USB flash drive with it. I have used the default USB-creator in Ubuntu, but it doesn't let me create it. I couldn't find another program close to it.

    I have also tried the dd command line. which is:
    Code:
    sudo dd if=/dev/sdc1 of=/home/kenny/Downloads/dban-2.2.6_i586.iso bs=2048
    I used an empty 2GB Kingston USB flash drive. it has worked. but it actually makes the dban-2.2.6_i586.iso file into a 1.9GB file. I am not sure if i typed in the command line right, or it might be a bug. I remember i did this right doing the dd command line to upload the 8.04 Ubuntu iso before.

    how do i make a dban bootable usb flash drive on ubuntu?

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    Re: how do i make a DBAN in a bootable usb fladh drive?

    The Ubuntu startup disk creator only works for Ubuntu isos, I would suggest you try unetbootin, it's in the repositories.

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    Re: how do i make a DBAN in a bootable usb fladh drive?

    I think this only works from windows machines, but IMO it is the easiest way to make bootable USBs.
    http://www.pendrivelinux.com/univers...easy-as-1-2-3/

    That works with DBAN.

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    Re: how do i make a DBAN in a bootable usb fladh drive?

    I am still having problems with dban not working. When I did download ubootnetin and installed the dban-2.2.6_i586.iso unto a new 2GB usb flash drive. upon power up of the computer with my usb flash drive plugged in. On the BIOS i pushed the F12 key to enable to boot with the USB flash drive. Which shows loads a text base DBAN options of which nukes to pick.
    However, for which ever options i click on, it says this:

    Code:
    Loading /DBAN.BZI.....
    Could not find ramdisk image:/ubninit
    boot:
    and it doesn't let me procedure to format my hard drive at all. I tried google and looked at the DBAN site, but i couldn't find a solution. Is there a work around for this Ubuntu users?

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    Re: how do i make a DBAN in a bootable usb fladh drive?

    You do not need dban, just boot any live CD (form USB) and write zeros to the hard drive with dd.

    http://www.anti-forensics.com/disk-w...pass-is-enough
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    Re: how do i make a DBAN in a bootable usb fladh drive?

    As said, a live CD should work perfectly/

    But also Unetbutin - the version for Linux - you can keep it for use later on

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    Re: how do i make a DBAN in a bootable usb flash drive?

    ah it works!

    the command line is:
    Code:
    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/your_drive_here
    I could use the
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    to see what kind of hard drive disk name it is!

    I disk wiped to three different partition! Thanks guys!

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    Talking Re: how do i make a DBAN in a bootable usb fladh drive?

    First I formatted my USB stick as vfat. Then I used UNetbootin to install the dban-2.2.6_i586.iso.

    After it finished I edited syslinux.cfg and replaced every occurrence of
    Code:
    ubninit
    with
    Code:
    ISOLINUX.BIN
    and replaced
    Code:
    ubnkern
    with
    Code:
    DBAN.BZI
    A couple of find/replace and everything seemed to work.
    Last edited by zero4281; March 30th, 2012 at 06:52 AM. Reason: Clairity and Completeness

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    Re: how do i make a DBAN in a bootable usb fladh drive?

    sudo -i

    cd ~/download

    wget http://sourceforge.net/settings/mirr...2.2.6_i586.iso

    usb input
    mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb1

    umount -l /media/usb



    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=446 count=12345

    dd if=dban-2.2.6_i586.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=1M

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    Re: how do i make a DBAN in a bootable usb fladh drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by oklokl View Post
    sudo -i

    cd ~/download

    wget http://sourceforge.net/settings/mirr...2.2.6_i586.iso

    usb input
    mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb1

    umount -l /media/usb



    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=446 count=12345

    dd if=dban-2.2.6_i586.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=1M
    Before you do this command, you need to make sure that '/dev/sdb' is related to you usb drive and not any other drive (like your harddrive). You can check this by doing
    Code:
    ls /dev/sd*
    BEFORE inserting you usb drive and again AFTER inserting your usb drive and noting the difference.
    and I've read that the bs parameter should usually be a power of 2 (like 256, 512, or 1024, etc)

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