mkfs_pcfs — Construct a FAT File System


mkfs -F pcfs [generic-options][-o FSType-specific-options]


The mkfs_pcfs command is new in the Solaris 8 release. The PCFS-specific module of mkfs constructs a File Allocation Table (FAT) on removable media (diskette, JAZ disk, ZIP disk, PCMCIA card) or a hard disk. FATs are the standard MS-DOS and Windows file-system format. Note that you can use fdformat(1) to construct a FAT file system only on a diskette or PCMCIA card.

mkfs for PCFS determines an appropriate FAT size for the media, then it installs an initial boot sector and an empty FAT. A sector size of 512 bytes ...

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