I am working on a project where a series of Windows 2003 servers are deployed with no keyboard or mouse, with novice computer users to assist.
In the servers there is the main drive, 0, with a little data on it, and two SCSI drives acting as drive 1.
These computers are going directly back to the leasing company, and do not want to go to each site due to distance.
I have been researching this for a while, and without user interaction on the server side, this can get complicated since the drives require a basic writeover before shipping where complete secrure wipe will take place
My solution to this, is to format the Drive 0, and put a basic FAT file system on it. Then on that drive put a small ISO of a custom image. On that image I want for it to load up, and spawn two processed, a dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda, and a dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb. After 24 hours or so, I will have it rebooted and if it does not come back online, it will be shipped.
And the concept here is to install grub, set that first image as the boot image, restart, and let it come up and automatically do it's thing, hopefully successfully, and then it can be shipped.
The problem for me is, first I have never created an image. Second, I might make the process more complicated than it needs to be, and finally is it even workable?
And that is what I am seeking. A few pointers to the information I need, so I can read up on what I must do, or even a few caveats to watch for.
Thanks in advance.