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In message <397BC195.6AE1A589@rochester.rr.com>, Chris Kloiber writes:

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> I compiled a 2.4.0-test5-pre2 kernel with an earlier version of Andre's
> patch and actually ran the disk-destroyer program as a test. Andre
> specifically did not include the fry-your-drive codes in the test
> program, but on the first try it sucessfully hosed the MBR and partition
> table (my /dev/hda1 was/is swap, so I don't know how much of that went
> bye-bye too).

And you ran the disk-destroyer as root?

Bob

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