[clug] Wiping a (running) system...

David Deaves David.Deaves at dd.id.au
Mon Jul 26 23:25:58 MDT 2010

> We've had plenty of talk about how to wipe a disk but I am in the
> situation where I want/need to wipe a remote system as much as
> possible.  I can't really get physical access to the system but can
> SSH to it now.  I can remove all the data from the data partitions no
> sweat but the root disk is more interesting...
> Is there some way to loading a currently running system into a ram
> disk or something and then wiping the disk from there?

doing a

	mount -o remount,ro /

Will prevent the system from flushing buffers back onto the disk that you have 
just wiped with dd.

Dave !

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