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MKFS.MINIX(8)		     System Administration		 MKFS.MINIX(8)

       mkfs.minix - make a Minix filesystem

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

       mkfs.minix creates a Linux MINIX filesystem on a device (usually a disk

       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.

       -c     Check the device for bad blocks before creating the  filesystem.
	      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	 list  of  bad blocks from filename.  The file has one
	      bad-block number per line.  The count  of	 bad  blocks  read  is

       -1     Make a Minix version 1 filesystem.

       -2, -v Make a Minix version 2 filesystem.

       -3     Make a Minix version 3 filesystem.

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

       0      No errors

       8      Operational error

       16     Usage or syntax error

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

       The  mkfs.minix command is part of the util-linux package and is avail-
       able from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.

util-linux			   June 2011			 MKFS.MINIX(8)