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Date:	Sun, 8 Apr 2007 17:00:08 +0200
From:	Andries Brouwer <>
To:	"John Anthony Kazos Jr." <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] partitions: Enhance Kconfig help text for EESOX and MSDOS formats

On Sat, Apr 07, 2007 at 01:27:09PM -0400, John Anthony Kazos Jr. wrote:
> From: John Anthony Kazos Jr. <>
> improves help text for MSDOS_PARTITION in fs/partitions/Kconfig.

> @@ -108,7 +112,11 @@ config MSDOS_PARTITION
>  	bool "PC BIOS (MSDOS partition tables) support" if PARTITION_ADVANCED
>  	default y
>  	help
> -	  Say Y here.
> +	  Standard PC-compatible partition table support for Linux. Used by
> +	  i386 systems, Linux/Windows dual-boot systems, and many others.
> +	  Unless you are certain your system does not use this partition
> +	  table format, and you're not using any disks from a system that
> +	  does, say Y.
>  	bool "BSD disklabel (FreeBSD partition tables) support"

This is not an improvement. "Say Y here" is the correct advice
to everybody. In cases where someone does not have any DOS-type
partition tables on his machine, he probably has a digital camera,
or MP3 player or USB stick or other device that uses such partition tables.
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