Don't select it.
If you want to manually override it, you can always hand-edit the .config file.
In the .config file, have it look something like this like this:
# Console display driver support
# CONFIG_MDA_CONSOLE is not set
# CONFIG_FONTS is not set
I have never been able to get them pretty high-res (1024x768) console modes after a re-compile. So if you get it, let me know...