4. Running Active@ KillDisk for Linux Console

After you download Active@ KillDisk for Linux (Console), you will receive a zipped archive file named KillDisk-LinuxConsole.zip. This file contains everything you need to get started.

Unpack KillDisk-LinuxConsole.zip and read !ReadMe.txt to get understanding of files and utilities being supplied.

The application contains main components:

  • Active@ KillDisk for Linux (Console) — file named KillDisk. You can copy and run this application from your Linux operating system under Super User account (sudo) to erase/wipe out your disks.
  • Bootable CD/DVD/BD ISO – file named KillDisk.iso. Burn this file to blank CD/DVD/BD disc using any burning software to have bootable Linux (Console) media launching KillDisk at start.
  • USB Boot Disk Creator — files named ISOtoUSB.exe (Windows executable) and ISOtoUSB (Linux executable). Run this utility to prepare bootable USB disk using supplied bootable ISO image file.

Using Active@ KillDisk this way allows you to wipe confidential data from the system cache while gaining exclusive use of a partition because the operating system runs outside the partition that you are securing.

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