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#1 User is offline   3dmo2l3s Icon

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    Posted 27 November 2009 - 12:35 PM

    Who is the genies put in UBCD4 main boot menu Darik's Boot And Nuke v2.0 ~ Submenu
    without explain what this and without warning message? :lol:
    yes is look like this:
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    And yes I selected without to know what this it and select dban:
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    then I realize something wrong, I hit Reset button but it to late, it delete partition on 2 hard drives
    including 8GB USB flash drive that was connected on this moment

    I restored partition with TestDisk 6 on 2 hard drives but not USB flash drive
    the USB flash drive I restored from backup I have.

    I suggest need some fu**ing warning message for example like this:

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      Posted 27 November 2009 - 03:28 PM

      Before further use of the UBCD4Win, I suggest you research the tools your about to use prior to just blindly selecting items from the menu. DBaN is not the only such tool/program on the CD that can cause data loss if used improperly.

      I do agree that a warning message would be appropriate and nice for some of these tools but then again, so should the entire CD to some extent. In the future, may I suggest that your suggestions be worded less like a demand or criticism. They would probably be received much better.

      This post has been edited by The Piney: 27 November 2009 - 03:31 PM

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        Posted 27 November 2009 - 06:58 PM

        The utils that are included are for advanced users that don't blindly click on just anything... and also assume that users users have some common sense and that can understand that items such as "Boot & NUKE " actually mean just what they sound like...

        BTW... McDonald's coffee really is hot... and knives are sharp and may cut you.
        Plan A is always more effective when the device you are working on understands that Plan B involves either a large hammer or screwdriver....
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          Posted 27 November 2009 - 07:48 PM

          I guess this answers the age old question as to why they had to start putting stickers on lawn mowers that read:

          CAUTION: Do not reach under mower deck while blades are engaged
          If you're afraid of taking any chances then the chances are great that you will never learn anything

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            Posted 27 November 2009 - 09:06 PM

            View Post3dmo2l3s, on 27 November 2009 - 11:35 AM, said:

            Who is the genies put in UBCD4 main boot menu Darik's Boot And Nuke v2.0 ~ Submenu
            without explain what this and without warning message? :lol:

            The word genie derives from Latin genius, which meant a sort of tutelary or guardian spirit thought to be assigned to each person at their birth. So I guess you could be considered close, although one should take connotation into consideration.

            All joking aside, I do have to agree with all of the above comments. Use this as a learning experience and don't use your main machine to test (or at least try it out in a VM).
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              Posted 27 November 2009 - 09:08 PM

              View Postrdsok, on 27 November 2009 - 06:58 PM, said:

              The utils that are included are for advanced users that don't blindly click on just anything... and also assume that users users have some common sense and that can understand that items such as "Boot & NUKE " actually mean just what they sound like...

              BTW... McDonald's coffee really is hot... and knives are sharp and may cut you.


              Yes I advanced user, I work as PC technician 9 years and run boot floppy/CD disks from dos age
              I never use in my work programs to wipe hard drive because simple format drive or delete partition it was enough.
              and I also have some common sense words like Darik's Boot and Submenu
              I was thinking its some different boot menu

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                Posted 28 November 2009 - 01:16 AM

                I will say i always though the first option "DBAN" would just boot you to the program itself so you can choose your own options, didn't know (until i just checked) that it actually does a wipe. I was assume the second option of "autonuke" was the quick wipe. Maybe change the title of that first option, though it might be named correctly and I am not experienced with DBAN to know DBAN is a option to wipe with in the program.
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                  Posted 28 November 2009 - 04:22 AM

                  View Postmasterchi, on 28 November 2009 - 01:16 AM, said:

                  I will say i always though the first option "DBAN" would just boot you to the program itself so you can choose your own options, didn't know (until i just checked) that it actually does a wipe.

                  I've a different experience at first option "DBAN":
                  I've to press space to select a drive: now there is [wipe] marked to the drive.
                  Next I press F10 to launch the action: the wipe of the selected drive.


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                  I was assume the second option of "autonuke" was the quick wipe.

                  Yes, autonuke is the quick wipe.


                  Darik's Boot And Nuke: About DBAN
                  http://www.dban.org/about
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                    Posted 28 November 2009 - 04:58 AM

                    View Postcdob, on 28 November 2009 - 04:22 AM, said:

                    I've a different experience at first option "DBAN":
                    I've to press space to select a drive: now there is [wipe] marked to the drive.
                    Next I press F10 to launch the action: the wipe of the selected drive.


                    Yes sorry for disinformation, I remember now , I selected paranoid from menu
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                      Posted 29 November 2009 - 02:41 PM

                      MEMDISK of the Syslinux package has a new feature. It can boot ISO's now. This has the advantage that you can see the original text and info of DBAN.

                      isolinux.cfg:
                      LABEL DBAN
                      LINUX memdisk
                      INITRD dban.iso
                      APPEND iso

                      You can try MEMDISK from syslinux-3.84-pre4 from:
                      http://www.kernel.or...yslinux/Testing
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                        Posted 30 November 2009 - 01:34 PM

                        View Postmasterchi, on 28 November 2009 - 01:16 AM, said:

                        I will say i always though the first option "DBAN" would just boot you to the program itself so you can choose your own options, didn't know (until i just checked) that it actually does a wipe. I was assume the second option of "autonuke" was the quick wipe. Maybe change the title of that first option, though it might be named correctly and I am not experienced with DBAN to know DBAN is a option to wipe with in the program.

                        I've had this experience also, I expected to be prompted for what I wanted to do. Instead it wiped the HD and USB stick. I was merely testing and had nothing vital on either, chalked it up to lesson learned. But if there is a problem with the dban option not doing what it is supposed to then it should be looked at.
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                          Posted 04 January 2010 - 07:06 PM

                          I hate to say it but the util name really does say it all. Of course i am one of those people thats SICK AND TIRED of all the disclaimers around. its a nuke and boot ie a fast way to wipe and format adding more crap to tell you its a wipe program is just silly. I fyou dont know what your doing maybe its best all your stuff is wiped.
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