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

NAME
       mkfs.minix - make a Minix filesystem

SYNOPSIS
       mkfs.minix [options] device [size-in-blocks]

DESCRIPTION
       mkfs.minix creates a Linux MINIX	filesystem 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 device may be a block device	or an image file of one, but  this  is
       not enforced.  Expect not much fun on a character device	:-).

       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
	      Check the	device for bad blocks before creating the  filesystem.
	      If any are found,	the count is printed.

       -n, --namelength	length
	      Specify  the  maximum  length of filenames.  Currently, the only
	      allowable	values are 14 and 30 for file system versions 1	and 2.
	      Version 3	allows only value 60.  The default is 30.

       -i, --inodes number
	      Specify the number of inodes for the filesystem.

       -l, --badblocks 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
	      printed.

       -1     Make a Minix version 1 filesystem.  This is the default.

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

       -3     Make a Minix version 3 filesystem.

       -V, --version
	      Display version information and exit.  The long option cannot be
	      combined with other options.

       -h, --help
	      Display help text	and exit.

EXIT STATUS
       The exit	status returned	by mkfs.minix is one of	the following:

       0      No errors

       8      Operational error

       16     Usage or syntax error

SEE ALSO
       fsck(8),	mkfs(8), reboot(8)

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

util-linux			   June	2015			 MKFS.MINIX(8)

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