LXFMT

This package contains a CMS utility to format and/or partition disks
for Linux use. The package can be downloaded here.

For ECKD disks the label and VTOC tracks are in OS format and are the
same as created by the DASDFMT Linux command.  The partitioning
information in the VTOC is the same as the information created by the
FDASD Linux command.

For FBA disks the label and VTOC blocks are in DOS/VSE format.

Both the ECKD and FBA disks can be accessed as a CMS file mode and the
VTOC information can be listed using the CMS LISTDS command using the
(EXTENT or (FORMAT options.

The files included in this VMARC file are:

LXFMT ASSEMBLE  - The assemble file for the formatter
                - various aux and update files for above
LXFMT TEXT      - The text output from an HLASM assembly
LXFSE ASSEMBLE  - The assemble file for the file system error codes
                - various aux and update files for above
LXFSE TEXT      - The text output from an HLASM assembly
LXMSG ASSEMBLE  - The assemble file for the message text
                - various aux and update files for above
LXMSG TEXT      - The text output from an HLASM assembly
LXFMT MODULE    - The module created from the above text files
LXFMT HELPCMS   - LXFMT CMS help file
LXASM EXEC      - An exec that uses VMFHLASM to assemble LXFMT's parts
LXFMT CNTRL     - An assembly control file for the assembly
LXFMT README    - This document
LXVMARC EXEC    - Exec to build the LXFMT VMARC file
LXFMT1 LXCONFIG - sample configuration file for defining partitions on
                  ECKD disks

See the LXFMT HELPCMS file for the command format.

Any comments, suggestions or questions about LXFMT should be sent
to info (at) sinenomine.net

License:
     This software is available at no charge under the terms
     of the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3) as
     available from the OSI(Open Software Initiative) website.