New DBAN support

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2012-11-06
2013-05-21
  • Ilya Troshin
    Ilya Troshin
    2012-11-06

    Dear Community,

    As you might know, Blancco Ltd has acquired DBAN.
    However, DBAN will remain as Community project and I will be your contact person from now on.
    My tasks include the DBAN fixes and updates.

    We are looking forward to a new release in the coming months. So, all your fix/update wishes are welcome.

    It is my pleasure to work with you to make DBAN better!

    BR,
    Ilya Troshin

     
  • Matej Kovacic
    Matej Kovacic
    2012-11-13

    Great to hear that. I have a question, which seems to be unanswered for a longer time…
    On a DBAN website is stated it can also erase remapped sectors. Users should use the ATA-6 wipe method for that. I downloaded "DBAN 2.2.6 Beta for CD-R and DVD-R media" but there is no such an option. Am I doing something wrong?

     
  • Ilya Troshin
    Ilya Troshin
    2012-11-16

    For the moment DBAN doesn't support Secure Erase and Enhanced Secure Erase commands.
    But if you really want to remove remapped sectors, check this out:
    https://ata.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/ATA_Secure_Erase