MSDOS fs support

modulename: msdos.ko

configname: CONFIG_MSDOS_FS

Linux Kernel Configuration
└─>File systems
└─>DOS/FAT/NT Filesystems
└─>MSDOS fs support
In linux kernel since version 2.6.20 (release Date: 2007-02-04)  
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
<>, or try dmsdosfs in
<>. 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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