System Administration Guide, Volume 1

How to Create a format.dat Entry

  1. Become superuser.

  2. Make a copy of the /etc/format.dat file.

    # cp /etc/format.dat /etc/format.dat.gen
  3. Modify the /etc/format.dat file to include an entry for the third-party disk using the format.dat information described in Chapter 32, The format Utility (Reference).

    Use the disk's hardware product documentation to gather the required information.