How would you do that ...

Johan Wevers johanw at
Mon May 3 20:10:44 CEST 2021

On 03-05-2021 15:39, Robert J. Hansen via Gnupg-users wrote:

> and gave her drives a low-level format.

I remember from the stone age (end 1980's begin 90's) that you could
low-level format a disk with the DOS command debug by calling some BIOS
routine by assembler routines.

Modern harddisks don't allow that anymore. Should I assume that
"low-level format" in this case means something like

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX

ir. J.C.A. Wevers
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