Labeling a backward-compatible Zip disk?

Kirk Strauser kirk at
Wed Jan 31 01:21:00 UTC 2007

Out of idle curiosity, I dug out my old box of Zip disks (mainly consisting of 
backups of an Amiga computer I sold many years ago).  The FreeBSD docs have 
an excellent howto for making UFS-formatted disks, but I'd really like to 
format a disk that's basically identical to how it would have originally 
shipped.  The biggest problem is that I have no idea what partitioning scheme 
the OEM-formatted disks used.  Any ideas?  Also, should I use any particular 
newfs options?

OK, this isn't the most pressing issue in the world.  I'm just wanting to 
re-visit the height of 1996's technology.
Kirk Strauser
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