How To Do A Single Or 7 Pass Erase On HD When You Dont Have Original Disc ? Help

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  1. irunthistown macrumors newbie

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    Like the title says. Can I do this without the disc ? Also Can DBAN work ?
     
  2. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Look at it this way, what happens next? If you don't have the install disc, how are you going to get an OS back onto the machine after deleting the HD?
     
  3. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    drop 30 bucks on a retail copy of SL. If you want the ilife applications, copy them to an external first.
     
  4. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    DBAN will work. So would a simple livecd with Gparted.
     
  5. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a

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    are you just trying to erase, or do you also want to install OS X afterwards?
     
  6. irunthistown thread starter macrumors newbie

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    All Im tryna do is a single or 7 pass erase. Im not reinstalling the OS back on. If someone can explain how I can accomplish this for free with a software I can download that would be great.
     
  7. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    download something like ubuntu or whatever linux distro you are comfortable with. I like Puppy because it is so small. Boot into that and launch GParted. GParted is pretty self explanatory to use.
     
  8. irunthistown thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there one software i can download and it does the job for me rather than installing another os then doing the job ?
     
  9. irunthistown thread starter macrumors newbie

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  10. 3lackwater macrumors newbie

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    You've already been answered.
     
  11. irunthistown thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Theres nothing like DBAN that will work for Mac ?
     
  12. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    A liveCD does not install another OS. You boot into it on the disk. If you prefer DBAN just download the ISO and burn it to a disk. It does not matter what OS you are on.
     
  13. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    Do you understand how to listen? Also don't make duplicate threads.
     
  14. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a

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    I think he knows neither. Live CD Ubuntu GOOGLE IT
     

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