System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems

ProcedureHow to Create a format.dat Entry

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

  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.

    Use the format.dat information that is described in Chapter 16, The format Utility (Reference).

    Also, use the disk's hardware product documentation to gather the required information.