Hartmann, O. wrote on 09/26/2016 15:01:


Using a fresh/new SD or USB resolves the problem. But the question
remains: how can I destroy any relevant GPT information on a Flash
drive (or even harddisk) to avoid unwanted remains of an foul image

First guess was to write the last couple of bytes on such a flash drive
by letting dd(1) counting backwards, but I couldn't figure out how to
let dd(1) do such a procedure. The nightmare didn't end, while trying,
the SD flash card died :-(

I use dd if=/dev/zero almost everytime when I need to install system on used HDD.

I rewrite about 10MB on its start and then about 10MB on the end.
I have some script to do this - simply takes media size from diskinfo command, substract 10MB and then dd with seek

Hope that it will help you

Miroslav Lachman

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