Does the GNUx (Linux) version of Bleachbit wipe the free disk space of other partitions?

Asked by Theatre-X on 2011-03-16

Does the GNUx (Linux) version of Bleachbit wipe the free disk space of other partitions? I know the Windows version does. Or does it clean the entire disk (As in all partitions' free disk space is wiped)?

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2012-11-20
Andrew Ziem (ahziem1) said : #1

The user chooses the partitions through the preferences menu. By default, BleachBit 0.8.7 on Linux will pick /home and /tmp unless they appear to be the same.

Theatre-X (theatrex) said : #2

I keep getting an error 27 (File Size Too Large) error everytime I try to wipe the free space on my other 2 partitions.

Andrew Ziem (ahziem1) said : #3

What kind of file system? If you don't know, then in a terminal run 'mount' and paste the output here.

Theatre-X (theatrex) said : #4

Both partitions are Fat32. Mainly because I couldn't figure out how to just store files on a EXT based file system.

Andrew Ziem (ahziem1) said : #5

BleachBit 0.8.7 tries to create a file until the partition is full, but it assumes a modern file system. However, FAT only allows 2-4GB files. You will need to wait for an enhancement, or use another utility.

Andrew Ziem (ahziem1) said : #6

Fixed in SVN r2703 for BleachBIt 0.9.4. Watch for a beta soon, and test it out.

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