Category Archives: Debian

shred a hard drive

If you want to destroy all data on a device use the following command. shred is part of the coreutils package. /usr/bin/shred -v -f /dev/sda Data destroyed by shred can’t be restored unless you invest a lot of time and … Continue reading

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Debian: waiting for root filesystem fails (using software raid)

If your system does not boot up und you’re dropped to an initramfs shell after “waiting for root filesystem” fails – check your mdadm config /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf Make sure it contains the correct definitions which are available with mdadm –detail –scan … Continue reading

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