mkfs.minix - make a Minix filesystem
mkfs.minix [options] 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 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.
-n, --namelength length
-i, --inodes number
-l, --badblocks filename
The exit status returned by mkfs.minix is one of the following:
For bug reports, use the issue tracker at https://github.com/util-linux/util-linux/issues.
The mkfs.minix command is part of the util-linux package which can be downloaded from Linux Kernel Archive https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.