MKFS(8) MKFS(8) NAME mkfs, mkbitfs, mklost+found - construct a file system SYNOPSIS /etc/mkfs special size /etc/mkbitfs special size /etc/mklost+found DESCRIPTION Mkfs (mkbitfs) constructs a regular (bitmapped) file system by writing on the special file special. Size is the number of 1K (4K) blocks on the special file. The resulting file system has a single empty directory. The number of i-nodes is calculated as a function of the filesystem size. Immediately after creating a file system, mklost+found should be run to create a repository for disconnected files recovered by fsck(8). If the special file is /dev/disk and its mount point /mnt, mklost+found works as follows: /etc/mount /dev/disk /mnt cd /mnt /etc/mklost+found Mkfs (only) also has capabilities for assembling a prototype file system, but this code has not been exercised in years. SEE ALSO filsys(5), fsck(8) BUGS There should be some way to specify bad blocks. Mkfs and mkbitfs should make lost+found automatically.