I'm using KNOPPIX to erase some HDs prior to decommissioning PCs. The command to do this is quite simple: dd bs=4096 if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda (Or maybe /dev/sha, depending on what kind of drive it ...
I run Debian Lenny 64-bit on an HP server with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. It boots with LILO rather than GRUB because it has an XFS root partition. Up until today it had 3 GB (2x 512MB and 2x ...