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Low Level Format from a live USB

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hello, Please how do use low level format for my 80GB Hitachi HDD using dd? shall I use Code: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1 or Code: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda ? is it possible to do it from a live USB? I know using Code: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda i'm gonna erase all the data, that's exactly what i want and 1 more questions, when using one of the commands below what will happen? Thank you in advance (HowTos)