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Creating DBAN cd

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Kearnsey
2006-06-18
2013-05-21
  • Kearnsey
    Kearnsey
    2006-06-18

    I'm having great difficulty creating a dban cd. I need to wipe a laptop, but it has no floppy drive so I have to make a cd, which is proving very troublesome. I have the .iso file downloaded, but when I burn it to a cd using CDBurnerXP the cd has only one file present.But the FAQ reads "If you burn DBAN to CD-R and see just one file when you open the CD-R afterwards, then you have burned DBAN incorrectly." So I'm completely lost. Can somebody please help?

     
    • Darik Horn
      Darik Horn
      2006-06-19

    • hapygolfer
      hapygolfer
      2006-09-12

      I will also try to create the CD based on given instruction because my notebook does not have floppy drive.  However, I would like to wipe an external 40GB drive attached to my notebook via USB and not the C: drive of my notebook.  Will DBAN be able to wipe out the external drive only and leave my notebook's C: drive unharm and intact?

       
      • Darik Horn
        Darik Horn
        2006-09-12

        The dban-1.0.x cannot wipe external disks.

        Wiping only one disk is easy to botch.  I wouldn't try to do it.