I'm looking for a small OS that will boot under UEFI and wipe partitions on hard drives; for example, a live boot CD of a Linux distribution. I tried so far Finnix, Nano Linux and Minimal Linux. None of these boot under UEFI mode.

It must boot under UEFI mode.

I need it to as quick as possible to boot and delete all partitions on all HDDs. I had it on FreeDOS but it doesn't boot under UEFI. I basically run a batch script with fdisk to clear all partitions. Since DOS doesn't work I thought linux will be able to.

It doesn't need to be a secure wipe of the hard drives: just to remove partitions, to wipe test Windows with test tools.

  • Ubuntu Server has Secure Boot support, fits on a CD, and boots pretty fast. Does that work for you? Commented Oct 8, 2015 at 4:03
  • If not for the UEFI requirement, I'd say dban. Commented Oct 8, 2015 at 22:53

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Assuming that, you want to delete partitions manually.

I haven't tried EFI but Paragon Backup & Recovery has bios and EFI ISO's which you can create under Windows.

RMB Wizard - Recovery Media Platform

  • i want it automated, i can create script, but need light weight linux that can boot under UEFI
    – arti
    Commented Oct 10, 2015 at 17:35

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