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# SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
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# Partition configuration
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config PARTITION_ADVANCED
bool "Advanced partition selection"
help
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.
config ACORN_PARTITION
bool "Acorn partition support" if PARTITION_ADVANCED
default y if ARCH_ACORN
help
Support hard disks partitioned under Acorn operating systems.
config ACORN_PARTITION_CUMANA
bool "Cumana partition support" if PARTITION_ADVANCED
default y if ARCH_ACORN
depends on ACORN_PARTITION
help
Say Y here if you would like to use hard disks under Linux which
were partitioned using the Cumana interface on Acorn machines.
config ACORN_PARTITION_EESOX
bool "EESOX partition support" if PARTITION_ADVANCED
default y if ARCH_ACORN
depends on ACORN_PARTITION
config ACORN_PARTITION_ICS
bool "ICS partition support" if PARTITION_ADVANCED
default y if ARCH_ACORN
depends on ACORN_PARTITION
help
Say Y here if you would like to use hard disks under Linux which
were partitioned using the ICS interface on Acorn machines.
config ACORN_PARTITION_ADFS
bool "Native filecore partition support" if PARTITION_ADVANCED
default y if ARCH_ACORN
depends on ACORN_PARTITION
help
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.
config ACORN_PARTITION_POWERTEC
bool "PowerTec partition support" if PARTITION_ADVANCED
default y if ARCH_ACORN
depends on ACORN_PARTITION
help
Support reading partition tables created on Acorn machines using
the PowerTec SCSI drive.
config ACORN_PARTITION_RISCIX
bool "RISCiX partition support" if PARTITION_ADVANCED
default y if ARCH_ACORN
depends on ACORN_PARTITION
help
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.
config AIX_PARTITION
bool "AIX basic partition table support" if PARTITION_ADVANCED
help
Say Y here if you would like to be able to read the hard disk
partition table format used by IBM or Motorola PowerPC machines
running AIX. AIX actually uses a Logical Volume Manager, where
"logical volumes" can be spread across one or multiple disks,
but this driver works only for the simple case of partitions which
are contiguous.
Otherwise, say N.
config OSF_PARTITION
bool "Alpha OSF partition support" if PARTITION_ADVANCED
default y if ALPHA
help
Say Y here if you would like to use hard disks under Linux which
were partitioned on an Alpha machine.
config AMIGA_PARTITION
bool "Amiga partition table support" if PARTITION_ADVANCED
default y if (AMIGA || AFFS_FS=y)
help
Say Y here if you would like to use hard disks under Linux which
were partitioned under AmigaOS.
config ATARI_PARTITION
bool "Atari partition table support" if PARTITION_ADVANCED
default y if ATARI
help
Say Y here if you would like to use hard disks under Linux which
were partitioned under the Atari OS.
config IBM_PARTITION
bool "IBM disk label and partition support"
depends on PARTITION_ADVANCED && S390
help
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.
config MAC_PARTITION
bool "Macintosh partition map support" if PARTITION_ADVANCED
default y if (MAC || PPC_PMAC)
help
Say Y here if you would like to use hard disks under Linux which
were partitioned on a Macintosh.
config MSDOS_PARTITION
bool "PC BIOS (MSDOS partition tables) support" if PARTITION_ADVANCED
default y
help
Say Y here.
config BSD_DISKLABEL
bool "BSD disklabel (FreeBSD partition tables) support"
depends on PARTITION_ADVANCED && MSDOS_PARTITION
help
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.
config MINIX_SUBPARTITION
bool "Minix subpartition support"
depends on PARTITION_ADVANCED && MSDOS_PARTITION
help
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.
config SOLARIS_X86_PARTITION
bool "Solaris (x86) partition table support"
depends on PARTITION_ADVANCED && MSDOS_PARTITION
help
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.
config UNIXWARE_DISKLABEL
bool "Unixware slices support"
depends on PARTITION_ADVANCED && MSDOS_PARTITION
---help---
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.
config LDM_PARTITION
bool "Windows Logical Disk Manager (Dynamic Disk) support"
depends on PARTITION_ADVANCED
---help---
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/admin-guide/ldm.rst>.
If unsure, say N.
config LDM_DEBUG
bool "Windows LDM extra logging"
depends on LDM_PARTITION
help
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.
config SGI_PARTITION
bool "SGI partition support" if PARTITION_ADVANCED
default y if DEFAULT_SGI_PARTITION
help
Say Y here if you would like to be able to read the hard disk
partition table format used by SGI machines.
config ULTRIX_PARTITION
bool "Ultrix partition table support" if PARTITION_ADVANCED
default y if MACH_DECSTATION
help
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.
config SUN_PARTITION
bool "Sun partition tables support" if PARTITION_ADVANCED
default y if (SPARC || SUN3 || SUN3X)
---help---
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.
config KARMA_PARTITION
bool "Karma Partition support"
depends on PARTITION_ADVANCED
help
Say Y here if you would like to mount the Rio Karma MP3 player, as it
uses a proprietary partition table.
config EFI_PARTITION
bool "EFI GUID Partition support" if PARTITION_ADVANCED
default y
select CRC32
help
Say Y here if you would like to use hard disks under Linux which
were partitioned using EFI GPT.
config SYSV68_PARTITION
bool "SYSV68 partition table support" if PARTITION_ADVANCED
default y if VME
help
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.
config CMDLINE_PARTITION
bool "Command line partition support" if PARTITION_ADVANCED
select BLK_CMDLINE_PARSER
help
Say Y here if you want to read the partition table from bootargs.
The format for the command line is just like mtdparts.
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