dasdlist(1) build an empty DASD image file


dasdinit [-v] [-z] [-bz2] [-0] [-lfs] [-a] [-r] [-linux] filename devtype[-model] [volser] [size]

This manual page documents the dasdinit program.

dasdlist builds an empty DASD image file


name of DASD image file to be created
emulated device type
emulated device model (optional)
volume serial number (1-6 characters) (only if '-r' option not used)
number of cylinders (for CKD devices) or 512-byte sectors (for FBA devices) (optional if device specified)


display version info and help
build compressed DASD image file using zlib
build compressed DASD image file using bzip2
build compressed DASD image file with no compression
build a large (uncompressed) DASD file (if supported)
build DASD image file that includes alternate cylinders (option ignored if size is manually specified)
build 'raw' DASD image file (no VOL1 or IPL track)
null track images will look like linux dasdfmt'ed images (3390 device type only)


Hercules was created by Roger Bowler and is maintained by Jay Maynard. Jan Jaeger designed and implemented many of the advanced features of Hercules, including dynamic reconfiguration, integrated console, interpretive execution, and z/Architecture support.

This manual page was written by Peter De Schrijver [email protected] for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GPL.