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SubjectRe: Does the linux kernel contain support for ATA Security feature set?
On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 06:49:59PM -0500, Robert Nicholson wrote:
> So, I've got an X-25M that I want to securely erase and it turns out
> on a Mac I'm not going to be able to issue the command because it
> doesn't support legacy IDE mode from what I understand. So the idea of
> a any boot CD that I could boot and run a program that can issue a
> SECURE_ERASE (SE) to the drive is only applicable to PC's.

Why is the lack of legacy IDE an issue? hdparm works fine with SATA
setups.
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Matthew Garrett | mjg59@srcf.ucam.org

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