I have an HP EliteDesk 800 G3 small form factor. It has a solid state hard drive. I need to wipe the hard drive, so I'm using "SystemRescue CD" (it's a Linux distro). I boot from the CD and then I type: shred -v /dev/sda.
I've used this method to successfully wipe a previous PC, but on this PC it won't work. On this PC it says "no such file or directory."
I tried several variations on this command (shred --v..... shred -verbose..... shred --verbose.....) but it still won't work.
So then I typed: fdisk -l and I got the following:
I've never seen this before. I thought I'd see something like:
So then I typed: shred -v /dev/nume0n1p (as well as the 3 variations of this), but it still won't work.
-Anyone know how I can wipe this PC?
-What is "/nume0n1p"? Is that the solid state version of "/sda"?
-Are the "v" switch and the "verbose" switch one and the same thing?
-Does it matter if a Linux switch has one dash (-) or two (--)?