mkfs - make a Linux MINIX filesystem
mkfs [ -c | -l filename ] [ -n namelength ] [ -i inode count ] [ -v ] device [ size-in-blocks ]
mkfs creates a Linux MINIX file-system on a device (usu ally a disk partition). The device is usually of the following form: /dev/hda[1-8] (IDE disk 1) /dev/hdb[1-8] (IDE disk 2) /dev/sda[1-8] (SCSI disk 1) /dev/sdb[1-8] (SCSI disk 2) The size-in-blocks parameter is the desired size of the file system, in blocks. This information can be deter mined from the fdisk(8) or cfdisk(8) program. If omitted it will be determined automaticaly. Only block counts strictly greater than 10 and strictly less than 65536 are allowed.
-c Check the device for bad blocks before creating the file system. If any are found, the count is printed. -n namelength Specify the maximum length of filenames. No space is allowed between the -n and the namelength.Cur rently,theonlyallowable values are 14 and 30. 30 is the default. -i inodecount Specify the number of inodes for the filesystem. -l filename Read the bad blocks list from filename. The file has one bad block number per line. The count of bad blocks read is printed. -v Make a Minix version 2 filesystem.
The exit code returned by mkfs.minix is one of the follow ing: 0 No errors 8 Operational error 16 Usage or syntax error
fsck(8), mkefs(8), efsck(8), reboot(8)
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