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NAMEmkfs.minix - make a Linux MINIX filesystem
SYNOPSISmkfs.minix [ -c | -l filename ] [ -n namelength ] [ -i inodecount ] [ -v ] device [ size-in-blocks ]
DESCRIPTIONmkfs.minix creates a Linux MINIX file-system on a device (usually 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. It is present only for backwards compatibility. If omitted the size will be determined automatically. Only block counts strictly greater than 10 and strictly less than 65536 are allowed.
- 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. Currently, the only allowable values are 14 and 30. The default is 30. Note that kernels older than 0.99p7 only accept namelength 14.
- -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.
- Make a Minix version 2 filesystem.
EXIT CODESThe exit code returned by mkfs.minix is one of the following:
- No errors
- Operational error
- Usage or syntax error
SEE ALSOmkfs(8), fsck(8), reboot(8)
AVAILABILITYThe mkfs.minix command is part of the util-linux-ng package and is available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux-ng/.
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Time: 15:28:05 GMT, June 11, 2010