clearforeignconfig not clearing foreign config

Ryan Langseth langseth at
Tue Feb 9 12:33:05 CST 2010

Mark Watts wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-02-09 at 10:21 -0600, Paul M. Dyer wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I use dd and write zeros on top of the signature.   That data is stored at the end of the drive, so it takes a hours get it done.
>> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sd{whatever} bs=64k
>> Paul
> How does one do that when the controller won't let me do anything with
> the drive?
Pull the drive and do it with another system. Also rather than zeroing 
the entire drive you can seek to the end and write over the last part of 
the drive see the man page for dd, seek and oseek are the values that 
will do this for you.


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