Since 6.1.2, Blancco Drive Eraser has improved its support for newer Apple machines. Nevertheless, some models require the software to be booted with special booting parameters 1,2:
- As a general recommendation, use preferably the booting option “FLR during startup”. If you use another booting option, make sure that the “splash” parameter is removed (if present).
- Models successfully tested with this configuration: MacBookAir7,1 , MacBookAir7,2 , MacBookPro11,1 , MacBookPro11,4 , MacBookPro11,3
- On some models, you need to add the "nomodeset" parameter (if missing).
- Models successfully tested with this configuration: MacBookPro13,3
- On some models, you need to add the "noapic" parameter.
- Models successfully tested with this configuration: MacBook8,1 , iMac17,1 , MacPro6,1 , MacBookPro1,2
- On some models, if you have troubles with the keyboard, touchpad or TouchBar, try adding the "intremap=nosid" parameter.
- Models successfully tested with this configuration: MacBookPro13,3 , MacBook9,1
- Keep in mind that some models need a combination of parameters.
- As an example the iMac17,1 needs adding “noapic” and removing both “splash” and “nomodeset” (if present).
- Boot the machine, select the booting option (e.g. "FLR during startup"), press "e" to edit the option.
- With arrow keys, move the cursor down to the line starting with: "linux /arch/boot/x86_64/vmlinuz img_dev=..."
- Move the cursor after “$isofile” and add/remove the boot parameter(s) without quotes.
- Press Ctrl + "X" or F10 to continue booting.
2: Please note that newer Blancco Drive Eraser releases (post 6.1.2) may not require any special booting parameter to boot on these machines. Please test and fine-tune the booting parameters of any new Blancco Drive Eraser release before moving it to a Production environment.