perform special formatting
The sfmt command performs low-level formatting,
initializes non-standard disk parameters, and performs initial
processing of manufacturer-supplied defect lists of the disk
device_name should be the character-special
device representing the whole disk, for example,
The sfmt command must be issued from the ``Boot:''
prompt, and should be used only if the
``type=E'' banner appears during power-up.
Low-level disk formatting is usually performed on bundled
systems before delivery. If this formatting has not been
done, you must format the disk before installing it.
You must know the hard disk parameters before you invoke
sfmt is not part of any currently supported standard; it is
an extension of AT&T System V
provided by The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003