DISK_SRESET

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: MARCH 2005
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NAME

disk_sreset - Temporarily reset the size of an ATA disk - LINUX ONLY  

SYNOPSIS

disk_sreset [-V] hd_device

 

DESCRIPTION

disk_sreset works in only Linux and uses ATA commands to query a harddisk. If there is a Host Protected Area, then it temporarily removes it so that the full disk can be acquired. When the disk is powered off or reset, then the HPA will exist again.

The options are as follows:

-V
Display version
hd_device
The device corresponding to the hard disk. Typically it is /dev/hdX.

 

EXAMPLES

disk_sreset /dev/hdd

 

HISTORY

disk_sreset first appeared in The Sleuth Kit v2.00.

It is based on code from http://www.win.tue.nl/~aeb/linux/setmax.c

 

LIMITATIONS

disk_sreset works only in Linux and does not support large disks. It will also not work on ATA disks connected with USB or Firewire.

 

AUTHOR

Brian Carrier <carrier@sleuthkit.org>


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
EXAMPLES
HISTORY
LIMITATIONS
AUTHOR

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