Is it possible to disable a computer's USB ports outside of the machine's BIOS if the BIOS does not offer the option to disable the USB ports? Could this possibly be accomplished via a terminal command using a Live CD running a Linux distro such as Ubuntu?
I am attempting to disable them temporarily in order to run DBAN, so that it does not fail with non-fatal errors.
When I run DBAN in interactive mode currently, there are four devices that come up as "[????] Unrecognized Device". I am assuming that these "Unrecognized Devices" are referring to the USB ports on my machine, which is why I am attempting to disable them temporarily to run DBAN.
Currently the output I am getting when I run DBAN is:
DBAN finished with non-fatal errors. *ERROR /dev/sde (process crash) *ERROR /dev/sdd (process crash) *ERROR /dev/sdb (process crash) *ERROR /dev/sdc (process crash) *ERROR /dev/sda (process crash)
The computer that I am attempting to run DBAN successfully on is a HP Pavilion M8530F Desktop PC.