Safe to use an old PC with a fresh OS install for Air Gapped Device?

Hello there.

I am currently undergoing the process of securing & hardening my nodes for running a cardano stake pool.

I do however have a question that pertains to the air-gapped device. I have an old laptop laying around that would be perfect for this - and was considering using it.

Would wiping the harddrive & installing a fresh OS be sufficient in building this air-gapped device? I’d like to get feedback from experts in this area as I wasn’t entirely sure if this would suffice, given how most individuals proclaim “new pc never connected to internet”

Much appreciated.

Yep. Start with a fresh install and never connect it to the internet. I have taped up the network port just in case I have a brain fart.

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