My school is currently moving into a new building with new computers, so they're selling the old ones. Now, I need a live CD to automatically wipe the HDD or remove the partition table. There's no private information on the computers, so secure erasing isn't required (even though it would be nice).

I tried DBAN (Darik's Boot and Nuke) which is perfect except it doesn't beep when finished. The problem is that it would be way too much work to plug in a monitor into every computer.

Is there a software which automatically formats / removes the partition table and beeps using the console speaker when finished?

I thought about using a Linux Live CD, but how do I burn a bash script to the CD so it starts automatically?

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    Pretty sure D-Ban can be configured to nuke on boot. Just burn a bunch of CDs, and away you go. I don't know if the beep is gonna happen, but it's really your best bet. – MDT Guy Jan 16 '14 at 13:45
  • Thanks! I found out how to configure DBAN, but I'm still trying to figure out how to make the computer beep after wiping. Does anyone know how to use rootboot? EDIT: Nevermind, just found out about Remastersys. Converts your existing system into a live .iso file. Thanks for your help! :) – Abandoned account Jan 16 '14 at 14:08

go to http://www.dban.org/ download ISO and boot on. Or you can boot on another live linux and use shred utility.

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