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disktab(4)							    disktab(4)

       disktab - disk description file

       is  a  simple database that describes disk geometries.  Entries in con‐
       sist of a number of colon-separated fields.  The first entry  for  each
       disk  gives the names by which the disk is known, separated by vertical
       bar characters.

       This file is provided for backward compatibility	 with  previous	 HP-UX
       releases only.  Its use is discouraged.

       The  following  list  indicates	the normal values stored for each disk
       entry.  Sectors are of size defined in

	      Name   Type   Description
	       ns    num    Number of sectors per track
	       nt    num    Number of tracks per cylinder
	       nc    num    Total number of cylinders on the disk
	       b0    num    Block size (bytes)
	       f0    num    Fragment size (bytes)
	       s0    num    Size of disk in sectors
	       rm    num    Revolution per minute


       was developed by HP and the University of California, Berkeley.

       newfs(1M), getdiskbyname(3C).


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