<div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;color:rgb(0,0,255)">Thanks<br></div></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br clear="all"><div><div class="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr"><img src="http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad79/candive/7d381ea0-1702-43dc-9185-0070677b1956_zpse48e93e2.png"><img src="http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad79/candive/PoweredbyLinuxEDITED_zps5856465c.jpg"><br></div></div></div>
<br><div class="gmail_quote">On 31 December 2015 at 16:02, Andrew Howlett <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:andrew@howlett.net" target="_blank">andrew@howlett.net</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255);line-height:initial" lang="en-US">                                                                                      <div style="width:100%;font-size:initial;font-family:Calibri,'Slate Pro',sans-serif,sans-serif;color:rgb(31,73,125);text-align:initial;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">Gpl means that you have to share the source code for free. Doesn't stop you from charging for binaries.</div>                                                                                                                                     <div style="width:100%;font-size:initial;font-family:Calibri,'Slate Pro',sans-serif,sans-serif;color:rgb(31,73,125);text-align:initial;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><br style="display:initial"></div>                                                                                                                                                                                                   <div style="font-size:initial;font-family:Calibri,'Slate Pro',sans-serif,sans-serif;color:rgb(31,73,125);text-align:initial;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">Sent from my phone.</div>                                                                                                                                                                                  <table style="background-color:white;border-spacing:0px" width="100%"> <tbody><tr><td colspan="2" style="font-size:initial;text-align:initial;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">                           <div style="border-style:solid none none;border-top-color:rgb(181,196,223);border-top-width:1pt;padding:3pt 0in 0in;font-family:Tahoma,'BB Alpha Sans','Slate Pro';font-size:10pt">  <div><b>From: </b>LP</div><div><b>Sent: </b>Thursday, December 31, 2015 3:56 PM</div><div><b>To: </b>Bruce-Grey Linux Users Group</div><div><b>Reply To: </b>Bruce-Grey Linux Users Group</div><div><b>Subject: </b>Re: [Bglug] Secure erase of an SSD different from HD</div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><div><div class="h5"><div style="border-style:solid none none;border-top-color:rgb(186,188,209);border-top-width:1pt;font-size:initial;text-align:initial;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"></div><br><div><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;color:rgb(0,0,255)">$9 sounds fair,.. But..<br>I thought parted magic was Linux Gpl ?<br><a href="http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=partedmagic" target="_blank">http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=partedmagic</a><br></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;color:rgb(0,0,255)">None of the links work.<br></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;color:rgb(0,0,255)">Does this mean it is no longer covered under free open source.<br></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;color:rgb(0,0,255)">Then I do not understand what GPL means.<br></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;color:rgb(0,0,255)">LP<br></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;color:rgb(0,0,255)"><br></div></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br clear="all"><div><div><div dir="ltr"><img><img><br></div></div></div>
<br><div class="gmail_quote">On 30 December 2015 at 22:56, Andrew Howlett <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:andrew@howlett.net" target="_blank">andrew@howlett.net</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div style="word-wrap:break-word"><div><br></div><div>i’m probably the last person to figure it out, but just in case someone else missed it, wanted to share with the group.</div><div><br></div><div>sometimes a client wants me to securely erase their old hard drive. no problem. i boot with a knoppix stick, use the dd command to write zeros to the entire disk.</div><div><br></div><div>well, turns out that doesn’t work with an SSD.</div><div><br></div><div>see article here for an explanation</div><div><br></div><div><a href="http://lifehacker.com/how-to-securely-erase-a-solid-state-drive-on-mac-os-x-1580603733" target="_blank">http://lifehacker.com/how-to-securely-erase-a-solid-state-drive-on-mac-os-x-1580603733</a></div><div><br></div><div>i paid $9 for the partition magic iso mentioned in the article. partition magic is a linux distro, fits on a 1G USB stick.</div><div><br></div><div>used partition magic to zero out a 240GB SSD (Samsung EVO 840). using the SSD internal command to zero the disk took less than 2 seconds. i used hexedit to verify some random blocks were zero’d out.</div><div><br></div><div><br></div></div><br>_______________________________________________<br>
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