Problems with dual boot and grub
MSchwartz at MedAnalytics.com
Tue Mar 23 06:22:17 UTC 2004
On Mon, 2004-03-22 at 18:18, Tom 'Needs A Hat' Mitchell wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 22, 2004 at 04:13:46PM -0600, Marc Schwartz wrote:
> > >
> > > >by following the instructions here:
> > > >
> > > >http://www.geocities.com/epark/linux/grub-w2k-HOWTO.html
> > > >
> > > Mark:
> > > You da man. Worked the first time, no problems.
> > I need to essentially preserve the Windows
> > partition in as transparent a process as possible, since I lease my HW
> > and need to send it back to Dell when the lease expires.
> Linux or WindowZ you want to wipe the disk before you send
> the hardware back, IMO.
> Your address includes "MedAnalytics" which translates to me as a
> company with potential of having confidential content on the hard
> drive. Your company liability may be such that they cannot trust Dell
> to do the low level format that I suspect is needed.
> I would check but I doubt that you need or want a return process that
> does not clean the hardware. Thus you may be constraining yourself
> in ways that are unnecessary and have the potential of liability
> for you and the company.
Thanks for your post and raising these important points. Believe me, I
can pretty much recite the HIPAA privacy and security requirements in my
I have even lectured on the subject. Some of the presentations were
literally years before HIPAA (1996 Public Law 104-191) was a gleam in
the Clinton Administration's eyes.
I have various procedures here that I utilize before sending any
magnetic media anywhere. While nothing short of melting down the hard
disk platters would provide near absolute erasure, I am comfortable in
the notion that I take reasonable and appropriate measures to properly
handle PHI (protected health information).
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