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  1. bjellys

    bjellys Member

    Can anyone help me to Partition a SD card into 2 primary drives

    1. What program do I need
    2. what options to use in the program

    Thanks in advance for any help

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  2. bigbaldbloke

    bigbaldbloke Well-Known Member

    1. Mini Tools Partition Wizard: Best Free Partition Manager Freeware for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
    2. Back up the card, then:
    - Delete the current partition
    - Create (in this order) a FAT32 primary partition, then the second partition (also primary). The second partition format type is dependent on what you want it for. If it's to use Link2SD, it's best to partition it as an Ext2, about 2Gb in size (therefor make the first partition the max size minus 2GB).

    On this software, it won't actually carry out the deletion & creation until you click on Apply down the bottom of the screen.

    3 most common mistakes:
    a) Not backing up card's current contents first
    b) Highlighting the wrong drive to format (yes, some people have clicked on their C drives.....)
    c) Not making each partition Primary.
    d_roid, sylverfox, MalindaSDS and 3 others like this.
  3. dannysgirl1018

    dannysgirl1018 New Member

    Worked perfectly, thank you so very much for your reply, exactly the info I needed.
  4. 20GT

    20GT Well-Known Member

    the only way erases all data on the sd card?????
    there's no other way????
  5. DrunkFuX

    DrunkFuX Member

    i know this is kinda a old thread but once youve partitioned the sd card, what exactly do you need to do to get the apps to install on the ext portion...?? my card is still installing on the normal fat32 part via app2sd...

    Im unfortunately using a phone that is only running froyo 2.2 and there are no custom roms for it soooo... any help...?? its a samsung galaxy Q by the way...
  6. lpagan

    lpagan Member

    Please help follow your steps and I still can't get it to work, ruined two SD cards
  7. DrunkFuX

    DrunkFuX Member

    What do you mean "didn't work"? Describe the problem and maybe someone can help more... the steps work perfectly fine to partition... maybe the appp your using on the phone doesn't work correct... use link2sd... not app2sd... and always select "link to sd card" not "move to sd card"...
  8. bmoyer1

    bmoyer1 New Member

    do I have to pull the sd card out of my phone to do this or can I just plug my usb cord for my phone into my laptop? And how do I get to the screen to do this if that is the case?
    thanks
    Betty
    problem is my sd is a mini and my laptop doesn't support it, can't find an adapter.
  9. big10p

    big10p New Member

    I'm in the same situation and would appreciate an answer to this question, too. :)
  10. kidpakman

    kidpakman Active Member

    after I have partitioned my sd where do i tell link2sd to put the apps? ext2, or fat 32?
  11. tkalfaoglu

    tkalfaoglu Member

    yes remove the card and insert it into your pc..
    you can't do all this stuff while its on USB..
  12. MrGalax1

    MrGalax1 New Member

    I have partioned my SD card but my phone (I have a Samsung Galaxy Y) is not accepting the partitioned EXT2 partition as part of the memory. I have tried to link my apps with Link2SD but it doesn't work
  13. Muhammad Mustafa

    Muhammad Mustafa New Member

    I hve crated partition on sd card bt wgen I insert it into my galxy mini then its shows the msg ....format sd card damaged sd card why plz solve this
  14. minorgod

    minorgod New Member

    Actually tkalfaoglu is wrong. You don't need to remove your card from your phone. If you put your phone in usb storage mode so the card shows up on your computer when you plug your phone in, MiniTools Partition Wizard can do all the operations needed on it. In fact, you don't even need to delete your existing partition, you can just resize your first partition to make room for the 2nd partition, leave all your files right where they are (though it's still a good idea to back up the card before you go changing partitions). I did this the other day with no problem on my ancient LG Optimus V and it worked w/o a hitch. It was so easy I decided to upgrade my puny 2gb card to a 32gb card today. I plugged the new card into a card reader, plugged my phone into my pc in usb storage mode and then used MiniTools Partition Wizard to copy the partitions from the 2gb card to the 32gb card and resize them on the fly. Of course, that didn't work quite right....MiniTools was able to resize the Fat32 partition on the fly, but no free tools I found could resize the ext2 partition on the fly, or even after copying. So, I procured a copy of Paragon Hard Disk Manager, which is probably the best partition manager around, and that had no problems copying/resizing my ext2 partition on the fly. Anyway, the short version of all that is, NO you don't need a separate card reader, all this can be done via the USB connection.
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