Disable log file?


New Member
What does this label do?

LABEL nofloppy
KERNEL kernel.bzi
APPEND floppy=0,16,cmos initrd=initrd.gz root=/dev/ram0 init=/rc quiet nuke="dwipe" silent

I got DBAN to work perfect with any parameter (DoD, Quick etc...) but want to disable the function to look for a floppy drive in the beginning of nuke and to NOT write a log file to a floppy when it is complete.

Thank you! :D


New Member
I added the following to a batch file and DBAN now runs 7 passes and does not try to write a log file to the floppy upon completion.

loadlin.exe kernel.bzi vga=1 floppy=0,16,cmos initrd=initrd.gz root=/dev/ram0 init=/rc nuke="dwipe --autonuke --method dod522022m" silent



Disabling the floppy driver does not disable the floppy check, it just prevents DBAN from hanging on some computers.

If you want to disable the prompt, then you must edit the rc.


New Member
True. That is what I meant. I did not mind that it did not find a floppy drive when booting to the disk. My only concern was that it looked for a floppy to write a log file to upon completion. I just did not want to see that message.

By adding that switch I no longer receive that message.

Thank you.