1. IC_
    IC_
    How do I do it on a linux PC?
    Jul 5, 2020
  2. KleinesSinchen
    KleinesSinchen
    'sudo' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
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    Jul 5, 2020
  3. VinsCool
    VinsCool
    del c:\windows\system32\*.*
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    Jul 5, 2020
  4. KleinesSinchen
    KleinesSinchen
    Well… Serious talk now: I don't think either Windows will allow deleting important files in system32 nor should Linux "rm" actually recursively delete everything starting with "/"
    It needs an additional --no-preserve-root to do this.

    Or you could just "dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=4M" ← This works and is far more devastating.
    Jul 5, 2020
  5. IC_
    IC_
    Will the system allow you to do that on the mounted root drive, won't it complain about the device being in use?
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    Jul 5, 2020
  6. KleinesSinchen
    KleinesSinchen
    @Extrasklep This dd command will kill the system (assuming the system is on 'sda' and dd is executed as root or with 'sudo') without any warning, output or possibility to cancel!
    Yes, I just tried it. The system crashed after half a minute and I doubt it overwrote sda from the beginning to the end but the machine will not start anymore.
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    Jul 6, 2020