MKFS.MINIX

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
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EXIT CODES
SEE ALSO

NAME

mkfs.minix − make a Linux MINIX filesystem

SYNOPSIS

mkfs.minix [ −c | −l filename ] [ −n namelength ] [ −i inodecount ] [ −v ] device [ size-in-blocks ]

DESCRIPTION

mkfs.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.

OPTIONS

−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. Currently, the only allowable values are 14 and 30. The default is 30.

−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.

EXIT CODES

The exit code returned by mkfs.minix is one of the following:

0

No errors

8

Operational error

16

Usage or syntax error

SEE ALSO

mkfs(8), fsck(8), reboot(8)