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CONFIG_MSDOS_FS: MSDOS fs support

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_MSDOS_FS has multiple definitions:

MSDOS fs support found in fs/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_MSDOS_FS:

Help text

This allows you to mount MSDOS partitions of your hard drive (unless they are compressed; to access compressed MSDOS partitions under Linux, you can either use the DOS emulator DOSEMU, described in the DOSEMU-HOWTO, available from http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto, or try dmsdosfs in <ftp://ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/system/filesystems/dosfs/>. If you intend to use dosemu with a non-compressed MSDOS partition, say Y here) and MSDOS floppies. This means that file access becomes transparent, i.e. the MSDOS files look and behave just like all other Unix files.

If you have Windows 95 or Windows NT installed on your MSDOS partitions, you should use the VFAT file system (say Y to "VFAT fs support" below), or you will not be able to see the long filenames generated by Windows 95 / Windows NT.

This option will enlarge your kernel by about 7 KB. If unsure, answer Y. This will only work if you said Y to "DOS FAT fs support" as well. To compile this as a module, choose M here: the module will be called msdos.

MSDOS fs support found in fs/fat/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_MSDOS_FS:

Help text

This allows you to mount MSDOS partitions of your hard drive (unless they are compressed; to access compressed MSDOS partitions under Linux, you can either use the DOS emulator DOSEMU, described in the DOSEMU-HOWTO, available from http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto, or try dmsdosfs in <ftp://ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/system/filesystems/dosfs/>. If you intend to use dosemu with a non-compressed MSDOS partition, say Y here) and MSDOS floppies. This means that file access becomes transparent, i.e. the MSDOS files look and behave just like all other Unix files.

If you have Windows 95 or Windows NT installed on your MSDOS partitions, you should use the VFAT file system (say Y to "VFAT fs support" below), or you will not be able to see the long filenames generated by Windows 95 / Windows NT.

This option will enlarge your kernel by about 7 KB. If unsure, answer Y. This will only work if you said Y to "DOS FAT fs support" as well. To compile this as a module, choose M here: the module will be called msdos.

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