The hardware testing process has to be done after each wipe. Some of the tests might create an error during the wipe process. Think of draining a battery, which leads to a shutdown of a laptop. If this happens during a Secure erasure process this might brick the hard drive. 


For this a simplified process is created. 

First step is to make the WipeDrive software drop to command line after the wipe. For this the option we can activate the reduced prompting option. This can be done in combination with some other settings. 


# Used to suppress most "Press any key to continue" messages that appear while

# using the text mode version of wipedrive.

# It also will exit to a command prompt after finishing a wipe.

#reduced-prompting=true


# Specifies the exit options displayed to the user at the operation summary screen.

# The available exit options are:

#    1) Reboot and Shutdown

#    2) Exit, Reboot and Shutdown

#    3) Exit only

#exit-options=1


# Once the erasure and logging operations have finsihed, an exit

# prompt will be displayed to the user.

#show-exit-prompt=true


# Once the erasure and logging operations have finsihed, the program

# will automatically exit to the command line, unless any erasures or 

# logging attempts have failed.

#auto-exit-pause-on-error=true


# Once the erasure and logging operations have finsihed, the program will

# automatically exit to the command line, unless any logging attempts have failed.

#auto-exit-pause-on-logging-error=true


Best advised setting would be:  

reduced-prompting=true 

exit-options=3

auto-exit-pause-on-logging-error=true 

auto-exit-pause-on-error=true 


In the ZIP file, attached to this article, you can find a could of files. 

One of them is post-wd.sh, this one should be added in to the ISO or put it on the USB after the USB is created. 



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