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       mkfs.minix - make a Minix filesystem


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


       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  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 printed.

       -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  available  from