Labeling a backward-compatible Zip disk?

Murray Taylor MTaylor at
Wed Jan 31 02:15:52 UTC 2007

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> From: owner-freebsd-questions at 
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at] On Behalf Of 
> Kirk Strauser
> Sent: Wednesday, 31 January 2007 12:21 PM
> To: freebsd-questions at
> Subject: Labeling a backward-compatible Zip disk?
> 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

Is the format for zip100 in /etc/disktab what you want?

Murray T
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