fs/partitions/Kconfig v3.0-rc7

PARTITION_ADVANCED

Advanced partition selection

Say Y here if you would like to use hard disks under Linux which
were partitioned under an operating system running on a different
architecture than your Linux system.

Note that the answer to this question won't directly affect the
kernel: saying N will just cause the configurator to skip all
the questions about foreign partitioning schemes.

If unsure, say N.

ACORN_PARTITION

Acorn partition support

Support hard disks partitioned under Acorn operating systems.

ACORN_PARTITION_CUMANA

Cumana partition support

Say Y here if you would like to use hard disks under Linux which
were partitioned using the Cumana interface on Acorn machines.

ACORN_PARTITION_ICS

ICS partition support

Say Y here if you would like to use hard disks under Linux which
were partitioned using the ICS interface on Acorn machines.

ACORN_PARTITION_ADFS

Native filecore partition support

The Acorn Disc Filing System is the standard file system of the
RiscOS operating system which runs on Acorn's ARM-based Risc PC
systems and the Acorn Archimedes range of machines.  If you say
`Y' here, Linux will support disk partitions created under ADFS.

ACORN_PARTITION_POWERTEC

PowerTec partition support

Support reading partition tables created on Acorn machines using
the PowerTec SCSI drive.

ACORN_PARTITION_RISCIX

RISCiX partition support

Once upon a time, there was a native Unix port for the Acorn series
of machines called RISCiX.  If you say 'Y' here, Linux will be able
to read disks partitioned under RISCiX.

OSF_PARTITION

Alpha OSF partition support

Say Y here if you would like to use hard disks under Linux which
were partitioned on an Alpha machine.

AMIGA_PARTITION

Amiga partition table support

Say Y here if you would like to use hard disks under Linux which
were partitioned under AmigaOS.

ATARI_PARTITION

Atari partition table support

Say Y here if you would like to use hard disks under Linux which
were partitioned under the Atari OS.

IBM_PARTITION

IBM disk label and partition support

Say Y here if you would like to be able to read the hard disk
partition table format used by IBM DASD disks operating under CMS.
Otherwise, say N.

MAC_PARTITION

Macintosh partition map support

Say Y here if you would like to use hard disks under Linux which
were partitioned on a Macintosh.

MSDOS_PARTITION

PC BIOS (MSDOS partition tables) support

Say Y here.

BSD_DISKLABEL

BSD disklabel (FreeBSD partition tables) support

FreeBSD uses its own hard disk partition scheme on your PC. It
requires only one entry in the primary partition table of your disk
and manages it similarly to DOS extended partitions, putting in its
first sector a new partition table in BSD disklabel format. Saying Y
here allows you to read these disklabels and further mount FreeBSD
partitions from within Linux if you have also said Y to "UFS
file system support", above. If you don't know what all this is
about, say N.

MINIX_SUBPARTITION

Minix subpartition support

Minix 2.0.0/2.0.2 subpartition table support for Linux.
Say Y here if you want to mount and use Minix 2.0.0/2.0.2
subpartitions.

SOLARIS_X86_PARTITION

Solaris (x86) partition table support

Like most systems, Solaris x86 uses its own hard disk partition
table format, incompatible with all others. Saying Y here allows you
to read these partition tables and further mount Solaris x86
partitions from within Linux if you have also said Y to "UFS
file system support", above.

UNIXWARE_DISKLABEL

Unixware slices support

Like some systems, UnixWare uses its own slice table inside a
partition (VTOC - Virtual Table of Contents). Its format is
incompatible with all other OSes. Saying Y here allows you to read
VTOC and further mount UnixWare partitions read-only from within
Linux if you have also said Y to "UFS file system support" or
"System V and Coherent file system support", above.

This is mainly used to carry data from a UnixWare box to your
Linux box via a removable medium like magneto-optical, ZIP or
removable IDE drives. Note, however, that a good portable way to
transport files and directories between unixes (and even other
operating systems) is given by the tar program ("man tar" or
preferably "info tar").

If you don't know what all this is about, say N.

LDM_PARTITION

Windows Logical Disk Manager (Dynamic Disk) support

Say Y here if you would like to use hard disks under Linux which
were partitioned using Windows 2000's/XP's or Vista's Logical Disk
Manager.  They are also known as "Dynamic Disks".

Note this driver only supports Dynamic Disks with a protective MBR
label, i.e. DOS partition table.  It does not support GPT labelled
Dynamic Disks yet as can be created with Vista.

Windows 2000 introduced the concept of Dynamic Disks to get around
the limitations of the PC's partitioning scheme.  The Logical Disk
Manager allows the user to repartition a disk and create spanned,
mirrored, striped or RAID volumes, all without the need for
rebooting.

Normal partitions are now called Basic Disks under Windows 2000, XP,
and Vista.

For a fuller description read <file:Documentation/ldm.txt>.

If unsure, say N.

LDM_DEBUG

Windows LDM extra logging

Say Y here if you would like LDM to log verbosely.  This could be
helpful if the driver doesn't work as expected and you'd like to
report a bug.

If unsure, say N.

SGI_PARTITION

SGI partition support

Say Y here if you would like to be able to read the hard disk
partition table format used by SGI machines.

ULTRIX_PARTITION

Ultrix partition table support

Say Y here if you would like to be able to read the hard disk
partition table format used by DEC (now Compaq) Ultrix machines.
Otherwise, say N.

SUN_PARTITION

Sun partition tables support

Like most systems, SunOS uses its own hard disk partition table
format, incompatible with all others. Saying Y here allows you to
read these partition tables and further mount SunOS partitions from
within Linux if you have also said Y to "UFS file system support",
above. This is mainly used to carry data from a SPARC under SunOS to
your Linux box via a removable medium like magneto-optical or ZIP
drives; note however that a good portable way to transport files and
directories between unixes (and even other operating systems) is
given by the tar program ("man tar" or preferably "info tar"). If
you don't know what all this is about, say N.

KARMA_PARTITION

Karma Partition support

Say Y here if you would like to mount the Rio Karma MP3 player, as it
uses a proprietary partition table.

EFI_PARTITION

EFI GUID Partition support

Say Y here if you would like to use hard disks under Linux which
were partitioned using EFI GPT.

SYSV68_PARTITION

SYSV68 partition table support

Say Y here if you would like to be able to read the hard disk
partition table format used by Motorola Delta machines (using
sysv68).
Otherwise, say N.