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    Giovanni Baldi

    At the Moment i found a solution to create the an usb bootable Image using the original ISO of Winsdows 10. Basically i have prepared the usb using diskpart utility and copy all the files of the ISO:

    • Diskpart (Run from a CMD prompt)

    • List Disk

    • Select Disk # (Where # is the number of your USB disk)

    • Clean (removes any partitions on the USB disk, including any hidden sectors)

    *Create Partition Primary (Creates a new primary partition with default parameters)

    • Select Partition 1 (Focus on the newly created partition)

    • Active (Sets the selected partition to an active valid system partition state)

    • Format FS=fat32 quick (Formats the partition with the FAT32 file system. FAT32 is

    • list itemAssign (Assigns the USB drive a drive letter)

    then

    Copy all the files from the Windows 10 isO to the USB Stick.

    In the post i fount he reccomended to format Fat32 instead of NTFS so that it can load under the secure boot UEFI BIOS, and if it's true i cannot create the custom image because the Install.wim file will become too big for an usb stick formatted with fat32 :-(

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    Giovanni Baldi

    No Unfortunately we are forced to Install Windows 1o Enterprise. I would like to prepare a golden image with Windows 1o Enterprise tio install via USB but i start to think it will be impossible to do it without disabling secure boot

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    Giovanni Baldi

    I've just tried with the media creation tools but it works if you want to install

    • Windows 10 Home

    • Windows 10 Professional

    • Windows Educational

    And if i use the other product ie Rufus to make it work i need to disable secure boot

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    Giovanni Baldi

    We have received a bunch of new workstation where we need to install Windows 10 Enterprise.
    Some months ago i did it for one but in order to install Windows 10 enterprise with a Custom Image Captured i needed to disable secure boot.
    Just to understand is possible or there is any tool to create a bootable USB with Windows 10 Enterprise without disabling that feature? if necessary also starting from an not customized wim file?

    Windows Media Creations tools works till Windows 10 Pro?.....

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    Giovanni Baldi

    We are trying to set up a a repo Sever for all the distro we have, and we would like to add also the ubuntu repos.
    I'm newbie working with repos and basically the easiest way to mirror the ubuntu repos without using debian command like apt-mirror is using rsync, but doing that i will copy all the ubuntu repos and I would use a lot of space, while I would need only the repos for the the trusty and xenial distro.
    There is a way to do it? or simply i need to copy all or forced to make the mirror using apt-mirror with ubuntu

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    Giovanni Baldi

    @ronnie-wong
    No problem :-)

    We have to sent the MacBook to get repaired and for security reason we "must" wipe out the disk. When will have the MacBook back i'll have to reinstall.....and we'll see how :-). I never worked with apple product so....but first step i have to wipe out. This Macbook has an SSD
    Reading some article an some post on various forum seem not necessary to wipe out an SSD because of how it works and also because doing that we reduce the life of the SSD itself, I saw that there are specific product to securely erase SSD(Blancco and Parted Magic) but they are not free and i don't know if i can build a bootable disk with that product for a Mac.

    In this moment i have two choice

    • 1): Start MacOS in recovery mode and form diskutil run a normal erase(i don't have the "Security Option" ). I read that the security erase is still place in the command line version of diskutil but i don't know how to do it work. Even from the GUI version i don't undestand how the partitions are configured and what i have to delete:
      Using Disk utility form the GUI i saw this:

    */dev/disk0 (internal, physical):
    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
    0: GUID_partition_scheme 251.0 GB disk0
    1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1
    2: Apple_APFS Container disk1 250.8 GB disk0s2
    /dev/disk1 (synthesized):

    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
    0: APFS Container Scheme - +250.8 GB disk1
    Physical Store disk0s2
    1: APFS Volume Macintosh HD 28.5 GB disk1s1
    2: APFS Volume Preboot 18.8 MB disk1s2
    3: APFS Volume Recovery 506.6 MB disk1s3
    4: APFS Volume VM 1.1 GB disk1s4*

    and i don't know how interpret the structure of the partitions, What is Disk0 and Disk1? Disk0 is the physical Disk and Disk 1 is a kind of virtual disk inside Disk0? what i would do to run diskutil secureErase ?

    • 2) Boot from a Linux Live Usb and Run this command: for i in $( seq 0 2 ); do dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sda; done or using the command wipe or shred risking to reduce the life of the SSD

    Any Advice is welcome :-)

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    Giovanni Baldi

    It could works this command found here wipe ssd on MacOS
    for i in $( seq 0 2 ); do dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sda; done

    running from an Ubuntu Live usb?

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    Giovanni Baldi

    In Diskutility it miss the "Security Options" and if i have undestand is for the reason below:

    "Note: With an SSD drive, Secure Erase and Erasing Free Space are not available in Disk Utility. These options are not needed for an SSD drive because a standard erase makes it difficult to recover data from an SSD. For more security, consider turning on FileVault encryption when you start using your SSD drive."

    I need to wipe out the Disk where is the Sierra OS so i would need to boot from another disk? or i can use the disk utility after pressing <cmd>-<R> at the boot..

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    Giovanni Baldi

    it's maOS Sierra with an SSD

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