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Old 05-27-2010
Erase AIX rootvg system disk

Hello all,
I need help for erasing IBM P5 machine running AIX 5.3.
I have 2 system disks (Hardware mirror) and i'm looking for a way like a LIVE CD bootable CD so I can boot with the cd and then format the system disks with a "secure erase" software.
# 2  
Old 05-27-2010
Use AIX CD1 and boot to maintainence mode. Once you are here you can use diag to secure erase the disk.
# 3  
Old 05-27-2010
Where do you go in the diag menus to securely erase the disk?
# 4  
Old 05-27-2010
Diag
Task Selection
Format Media
Select disk, F7 to continue
Erase Disk
Enter to continue
YES to continue
Write patterns to drive
Take your pick, 3 random patterns should be fairly safe but use more if you want.
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Old 05-28-2010
If its military or other secure environments they usually want 7 patterns written.
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Old 06-01-2010
Good information. Now I just have to find my installation DVD.
# 7  
Old 06-02-2010
You can also use the diagnostic CD if you have one, or you can download an ISO here:
http://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp...load/home.html
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