3.2 Preparing a Bootable CD

This chapter describes how to create a DOS-bootable CD-ROM that contains the Active@ KillDisk application.

After you have uncompressed KD-SETUP.ZIP, find the ISO file: KILLDISK.ISO.

This file contains everything you need to boot and launch Active@ KillDisk from a CD. If you have not received this file, you may download it from this link: Download Bootable ISO Image of Active@ KillDisk to burn CD.

Burn KILLDISK.ISO to a blank CD and you are ready to use Active@ KillDisk.

Most CD-R writing software includes a feature to write the contents of an ISO file to a CD. Below are instructions for some popular applications.

Active@ ISO File Manager edits and burns CD/DVD-ROM ISO images compatible with the ISO 9660 / Joliet standards.

Active@ ISO Burner burns CD/DVD/Blu-ray ISO images compatible with the ISO 9660 standard. Automated burning is also supported.

ISO Recorder Power Toy (Freeware)

ISO Recorder is a Windows XP freeware utility that uses native Windows XP functions to write images to a CD. You can download this utility from the author's Web page. When the program is installed, it is automatically associated with the ISO file extension in Windows Explorer.

For more information about this utility, visit the author's Web page at isorecorder.alexfeinman.com

To create a CD using ISO Recorder Power Toy:

  1. Insert a blank CD in your CD-RW drive.
  2. Start Windows Explorer.
  3. Locate the ISO file. Right-click the file name, and then click Copy image to CD. The ISO Recorder Wizard appears.
  4. Follow the steps in the wizard to write the image to the CD.

Another alternate method:

  1. In Microsoft Explorer, right-click your CD drive and choose Copy Image to CD.
  2. In the new window browse to the ISO file and click Next.

Nero - Burning ROM (Ahead Software)

You can use Nero Burning ROM to record a CD from an ISO file. For more information about this program, visit the Ahead Software Web site at: www.ahead.de

To create a CD if you have installed Nero - Burning ROM:

  1. Insert a blank CD in your CD-RW drive.
  2. Start Nero Burning.
  3. Follow the wizard steps to burn a Disk Image.
  4. In the Open dialog box, select the ISO file, and then click Open.
  5. In the wizard, click Burn to write the image to the CD.

EasyCD Creator (Roxio)

You can use EasyCD Creator to create a CD from an ISO file. When the program is installed, it is automatically associated with the ISO file extension in Windows Explorer. For more information about this program, visit the Roxio Web site at: www.roxio.com

Steps to create a CD if you have installed EasyCD Creator:

  1. Insert a blank CD in your CD-RW drive.
  2. Start Windows Explorer.
  3. Locate the ISO file. Right-click the file name, and then click Open to start EasyCD.
  4. In the Write Method section of the CD Creation Setup dialog box, click Disk at Once for optimum recording performance.
  5. Click OK to write the image to the CD.

WinISO

WinISO is a CD-ROM image file utility that can convert binary files to ISO, extract/edit/create ISO files directly, make bootable CDs and act as a BIN/ISO converter/extractor/editor. For more information, visit www.winiso.com.

UltraISO

This tool allows you to create, edit, convert and burn CD and DVD images. Files and folders can be extracted from ISO/BIN files, and you can make ISO from your DVD or CD-ROM or hard disk. For more information, visit www.tucows.com.

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  1. Product Overview
    1. Erasing Confidential Data
      1. Advanced Data Recovery Systems
      2. International Standards in Data Removal
    2. Wiping Confidential Data from Unoccupied Drive Space
      1. Wiping NTFS
      2. Wipe FAT
      3. Wipe HFS+
      4. Wiping Ext2fs/Ext3fs/Ext4fs
  2. System Requirements for DOS and Windows versions
    1. Personal Computer
    2. Drive Storage System
    3. Other Requirements
    4. Active@ KillDisk for Hard Drives Version
  3. Running Active@ KillDisk for DOS
    1. Preparing a DOS-Bootable floppy,USB
      1. System Formatting
      2. Copying Active@ KillDisk to a floppy, USB
      3. One-Step Method
    2. Preparing a Bootable CD
    3. Modes of Operation
      1. Interactive Mode
        1. Erase Data from a Device
        2. Wiping the Data
      2. DOS Command Line Mode
      3. Autoexecute Mode
    4. Erasing or Wiping Logical Drives (Partitions)
    5. Erase Operation Complete
  4. Running Active@ KillDisk for Windows
    1. Active@ Boot Disk Creator
    2. Modes of Operation
    3. Command Line Mode
    4. Erasing or Wiping Logical Drives (Partitions)
    5. Erase Data from a Logical Drive
    6. Wipe Data from a Logical Drive
    7. Erase or Wipe Operation Complete
  5. Common Questions
    1. How does the licensing work?
    2. How is the data erased?
    3. What is the difference between the Site and Enterprise license?
    4. Which operating systems are supported by Active@ KillDisk?
    5. Is Active@ KillDisk compatible with Macintosh computers?
    6. What to do if I cannot boot from a floppy (USB)?
    7. Will I be able to use my Hard Disk Drive after Active@ KillDisk erase operation?
  6. Descriptions of Erase/Wipe Parameters
    1. Erase/Wipe Methods
      1. One Pass Zeros or One Pass Random
      2. User Defined
      3. US DoD 5220.22-M
      4. US DoD 5220.22-M (ECE)
      5. German VSITR
      6. Russian GOST p50739-95
      7. Canadian OPS-II
      8. HMG IS5 Baseline
      9. HMG IS5 Enhanced
      10. US Army AR380-19
      11. US Air Force 5020
      12. Navso P-5329-26 RL
      13. Navso P-5329-26 MFM
      14. NCSC-TG-025
      15. Bruce Schneier
      16. Gutmann
    2. Other Parameters
      1. Verification
      2. Retry Attempts
      3. Ignore Errors
      4. Clear Log File before Start
      5. Skip Confirmation
      6. Wipe out Deleted/Unused data
    3. Glossary of Terms
 

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