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From: Olaf Dietsche <>
Subject: Re: More fun with menuconfig...
Date: Sat, 02 Aug 2003 18:46:28 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87ispgknx7.fsf@goat.bogus.local> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <> (Rob Landley's message of "Sat, 2 Aug 2003 06:05:58 -0400")

Rob Landley <> writes:

> So I have a .config with CONFIG_ADVANCED_PARTION not set, and 
> CONFIG_MSDOS_PARTITION=y.  (I.E. the default from arch/i386/defconfig.)
> I fire up make menuconfig and expand the advanced partition menu (setting 
> CONFIG_ADVANCED_PARTITION to y).  MSDOS partition support is NOT set in the 
> newly opened menu, I.E. opening the menu has the side effect of deselecting 
> If I do nothing else, and save with the menu open, it's off.  (Saved as "not 
> set".)  If I fire it up again and close the menu, CONFIG_MSDOS_PARTITION 
> becomes Y again.
> What magic am I failing to understand here?  (This sort of seems intentional, 
> but it would make more sense for MSDOS partition support to default to on 
> when you first open the menu...)

Maybe it's this default definition in fs/partitions/Kconfig(101):

        bool "PC BIOS (MSDOS partition tables) support" if PARTITION_ADVANCED
        default y if !PARTITION_ADVANCED && !AMIGA && !ATARI && !MAC && !SGI_IP22 && !ARM && !SGI_IP27

Regards, Olaf.

      parent reply	other threads:[~2003-08-02 16:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-08-02 10:05 More fun with menuconfig Rob Landley
2003-08-02 16:08 ` Roman Zippel
2003-08-02 23:52   ` Rob Landley
2003-08-02 16:46 ` Olaf Dietsche [this message]

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