I first tried to use UBCD HDDErase although it won't detect my seagate 1000 GB Sata HD (This worked for my other computer/HD). So I loaded up a OpenSUSE live cd rescue terminal to enter the command (of course after setting a password and making sure HD is not frozen): time hdparm --user-master u --security-erase uber /dev/sda The following line appears: "Issuing SECURITY_ERASE Command, password="uber", user=user That's all it says and there is no % completed or anything. (as it appears on the wiki) https://ata.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/ATA_Secure_Erase Also I can still type but theres no command or console or anything it just is blank if I hit enter. Is my HD being wiped right now? or is it not working?