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I am using DBAN to erase HDD. DBAN is loaded from a CD and BIOS Boot order has been set to favour CD drive. On starting laptop, system boots from CD and DBAN interface can be seen. DBAN detects two storage devices, HDD and the SD Card. My HDD IS 320GB but DBAN says 298GB. It erases the SD card but when i try to erase HDD, it gives following error.

DBAN finished with non-fatal errors.
*ERROR /dev/sdb (process crash)
*ERROR /dev/sda (process crash)
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When DBAN says "298GB", it means 298GiB, which is equal to 320GB. –  David Schwartz Sep 26 '12 at 6:30
    
What are you loading DBAN from? And how are you loading it? (Boot menu? Changed BIOS boot order?) –  David Schwartz Sep 26 '12 at 6:33
    
I edited the question to answer your queries, kindly read it again, thanks. –  John Watson Sep 26 '12 at 6:46
    
Get another DBAN. Doesn't work? Get another computer. –  Tom Wijsman Sep 30 '12 at 21:36
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  1. Disconnect everything other than the drive you want to wipe and the keyboard (if using a PC).

  2. Fire it up (F4) then select the method

  3. Wipe(F10)

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