How to create a filesystem
Creating a filesystem on a disk drive using OpenServer 5 is very simple.
While creating a filesystem on a hard disk is a little more complicated than creating a filesystem on a floppy disk, the procedures are very similar. As a sample exercise, follow this step-by-step procedure to create a filesystem on a diskette:
- Log in as the root user.
- Insert a floppy disk into the floppy disk drive holder.
- At the Unix command line type mkdev fd
- Select 1. Filesystem
- Select the following option:4. 135tpi, double sided, 18 sectors per track
(1.44Mb 3.5 inch)
- Press the <Enter> key when prompted.
- Enter y to format the floppy disk first.The system will report the tracks and heads it is formatting as it formats the floppy. After formatting the floppy disk, it will perform a verification process.
- Next you are prompted to use the default filesystem type. Enter n so you can view the other filesystem options available.
- After viewing the available options, select the HTFS filesystem type. (Note – you must enter the type using upper-case characters.)
- The floppy filesystem is created and checked for you. Press <Enter> to return to the previous menu, then enter q to quit.
Mounting a diskette filesystem