NAME

mkdiskimage - Create a blank MS-DOS formatted hard disk image

SYNOPSIS

mkdiskimage [-doFMz4] [-i id] file cyl head sect

DESCRIPTION

This is a convenient tool to generate a hard disk image, pre-formatted according to the MS-DOS specification, and having stated properties.

A disk image named file will be created, large enough to have cyl cylinders, head heads, and sect sectors. Using -M, the value of cyl will instead be interpreted as size in MBytes.

Additional settings include ZIP type disks, FAT32 formatting, and the inclusion of an emulation header.

OPTIONS

-4
Use the fourth partition table entry. This is the standard for ZIP-disks.
-F
Format the partition using a FAT32 file system.
-M
The argument cyl is given in Megabytes. Recalculate this to get the count in cylinders.
-d
Add a DOSEMU header.
-i id
Specify the MBR identity field as id.
-o
Print to stdout the file system offset.
-z
Use a ZIP-disk geometry. This needs heads=64 and sect=32.

SEE ALSO

syslinux(1)

HOMEPAGE

More information about the Syslinux project can be found on the homepage at <http://syslinux.zytor.com/>.

AUTHOR

mkdiskimage was written by H. Peter Anvin <hpa [at] zytor.com>.

This manual page was written by Mats Erik Andersson <debian [at] gisladisker.se>.