Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: MARCH 2005
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disk_sreset - Temporarily reset the size of an ATA disk - LINUX ONLY
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:
The device corresponding to the hard disk. Typically it is /dev/hdX.
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
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.
Brian Carrier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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