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  • License: Freeware
  • Last update: 5 years ago
  • Total downloads: 316
  • Price: Free |
  • Operating system: Linux
  • Publisher: Dark Horn
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linux default iconDBAN Publisher's description

Darik's Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") is a self-contained boot floppy that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers.

Darik's Boot and Nuke, known as DBAN, is a self-contained boot floppy that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers.

DBAN will automatically and completely delete the contents of any hard disk that it can detect, which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency data destruction.

Here are some key features of "DBAN":

??? Free.
??? Fast. Rapid deployment in emergency situations.
??? Easy. Start the computer with DBAN and press the ENTER key.
??? Safe. Irrecoverable data destruction. Prevents most forensic data recovery techniques.

Platform Support


DBAN has all available drivers for SCSI disks.
DBAN has all available drivers for IDE, PATA, and SATA disks.
DBAN runs on all 32-bit x86-class computers (Athlon, Pentium, and others) with at least 8 megs of memory. If you find an incompatible machine, then please report it.


DBAN supports all Microsoft platforms and securely destroys FAT, VFAT, and NTFS filesytems.

MS-DOS, Windows 3.1
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME
Windows NT 3.0, Windows NT 3.1, Windows NT 3.5, Windows NT 4.0
Windows 2000, Windows XP

DBAN supports all unix platforms and securely destroys ReiserFS, EXT, and UFS filesystems.

FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD

Dban 1.0.7 contains:

??? SysLinux 2.13
??? Linux 2.4.33
??? LZMA 4.32
??? uClibc 0.9.20
??? Busybox 0.60.5
??? Ncurses 5.3
??? WinImage 8.0.8000

What's New in This Release:

??? New feature: ISAAC PRNG. (Closes SF#998169.)
??? New feature: Estimated finish time. (Closes SF#1240374.)
??? Linux 2.4.33 upgrade.
??? WinImage 8.0.8000 upgrade.
??? Added color and comments to the rc messages.
??? Added LZMA decompression support to the kernel loader.
??? Added contributed media labels to

System Requirements:

No special requirements.
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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