Section: System Administration (8)
Updated: June 2011
mkfs.minix creates a Linux MINIX filesystem on a device (usually a disk partition).
The device is usually of the following form:
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.
The exit code returned by mkfs.minix is one of the following:
The mkfs.minix command is part of the util-linux package and is available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.
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