How to use the Command-line parameters (DOS module)

The COMMAND-LINE PARAMETERS feature allows advanced users to run the program from the command prompt, with no user interface (if desired) and create different wiping scenarios (e.g. wipe hard drives with no user intervention allowed, ignoring all errors, etc). The advanced users can now use command-line parameters with east-tec DisposeSecure and eventually create BAT files that will make the program easier to use in certain conditions.

Typing dispose /? from command prompt (once you are in Dispose directory), the list of the command-line parameters will appear on the screen.

Please read bellow the description of each of these parameters:

DOS Command-line parameters

The list of the command-line parameters

/H:x – using this parameter will define the drive to be sanitized using BIOS extended Int13h detection method (x=0 Hard 1, x=2 Hard 2, etc). (recommended for most users)

/H:* – sanitizes all hard drives connected to the computer, using BIOS extended Int13h detection method

/F:x – you will use this parameter if you want to define a floppy disk to be sanitized.

/P:x – using this parameter will define the partition to be sanitized from the hard disk specified in the /H:y parameter (x=1 Partition 1 of the hard drive y, x=2 Partition 2 of the hard drive y, etc).

Note: the /P:x parameter can only be used in conjunction with the /H:x parameter.

/Ox+, /Ox- – using these parameters, the user can enable/disable the options used in the sanitizing process. The complete list of options is listed on the screen.
(e.g. /O1+ – enables the option no. 1 (Verify sanitizing);
/O4- – disable option no. 4 (Generate sanitizing log (report) file)
NOTE 1: The options which are checked (from the screenshot above) are the default sanitizing options. You will only have to use /Ox+, /Ox- parameters if you desire to alter the default options and run the wiping process on a customized options set.
NOTE 2: For a detailed description of each sanitize option, please read the SANITIZE OPTIONS section of this documentation file. To locate this section, use the table of contents.


/O+ , /O- – using these parameters, the user can enable/disable the default sanitizing options. (The default value is /O+)

/M:x – this parameter will define the sanitize method that will be used in the sanitizing process. You can see the complete list of the sanitize methods using the /list parameter. NOTE: The default sanitize method is the first method in the list.

Typing dispose /list from the command prompt (once you are in Dispose directory), the list of the available methods will be displayed on the screen.

/USER: – use this parameter if you want to mention the name of the person responsible with the current sanitizing.

/COMP: – use this parameter if you want to mention the description or ID of the computer you want to sanitize;

DOS Command-line parameters

/log: – use this parameter to specify the path where the log file will be stored.

-IDE – use this parameter if you do not want to use the IDE/ATA controller.

-P – if you use this parameter, the partitions won’t be detected anymore (only physical hard drives will be detected)

/net – use this parameter to activate the option that saves the log files on the server. If you use /net without specifying any IP address), the log files will be saved on the computer where the DHCP server is installed.

IMPORTANT: The /net parameter cannot be utilized by the user, it will be automatically added to the program according to the settings made by the user.

/net:__.__.__.__ – using this parameter you may specify on what IP the log files will be stored. This parameter works only if you boot from the network and the computer has PXE (it needs to have the “PrebootExecutionEnviroment” option either in BIOS or on the PXE CD).

/? – use this parameter if you want the complete command-line parameters list to be displayed on the screen.

See below some examples on how you can use the command-line parameters:

Example 1: dispose /h:0 /o- /o4+ /o5+ /o7+ /o9+ /m:8

Details:
/h:0 = Sanitize drive c:
/o- = Do not use default options
/o4+ = Generate sanitizing log (report) file
/o5 = Department of Defense style log file
/o7 = Sanitize without requiring user intervention
/o9 = Use ISAAC pseudorandom number generating algorithm
/m:8 = Use DOD 5220.22-M method

Example 2: dispose /h:0 /o- /o1+ /o4+ /o5+ /o7+ /o9+ /m:8

Details:
/h:0 = Sanitize drive c:
/o- = Do not use default options
/o1+ = Verify sanitizing
/o4+ = Generate sanitizing log (report) file
/o5+ = Department of Defense style log file
/o7+ = Sanitize without requiring user intervention
/o9+ = Use ISAAC pseudorandom number generating algorithm
/m:8 = Use DOD 5220.22-M method

Example 3: dispose /h:0 /p:1 /o- /o1+ /o4+ /o5+ /o7+ /o9+ /m:8

Details:
/h:0 /p:1 = Sanitize partition no. 1 from hard disk no. 1
/o- = Do not use default options
/o1+ = Verify sanitizing
/o4+ = Generate sanitizing log (report) file
/o5+ = Department of Defense style log file
/o7+ = Sanitize without requiring user intervention
/o9+ = Use ISAAC pseudorandom number generating algorithm
/m:8 = Use DOD 5220.22-M method

Example 4: dispose /h:* /o- /o4+ /o5+ /o7+ /o9+ /m:8

Details:
/h:* = Sanitize all hard drives connected to the computer
/o- = Do not use default options
/o4+ = Generate sanitizing log (report) file
/o5 = Department of Defense style log file
/o7 = Sanitize without requiring user intervention
/o9 = Use ISAAC pseudorandom number generating algorithm
/m:8 = Use DOD 5220.22-M method