Help with partitioning SD card


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  1. jay_kay

    jay_kay Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Morning All,

    Rooted my phone yesterday and installed Teppic's rooted stock rom and loving it.

    I am trying to create a partition so I can use Apps2SD but I am having major issues. I am following the thread below but when I get to the parted /dev/block/mmcblk0 part its not working.

    *** How To PARTITION SDCard *** - Android @ MoDaCo

    Anyone got any idea's? Probably just me being dumb!

    Have tried googling it but all a bit confusing :confused:
     

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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    jay_kay Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Mate you are a legend! Was a bit glitchy but seems to have done the trick.

    Whats the best way to see if its worked?
     
  4. reudyfam

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    Download Quick System Info from the Market mate, it should show you your A2SD storage and free space.
     
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    I used Rom manager to do mine.
     
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    Hi I rooted yesterday and am running cm6.. as its based on froyo and have some apps on my SD card already what happens to them?
    I know that the SD card gets wiped and I will have a make a copy, but what happens to the apps that are already on there? Do I need to back them up, and re install them so that they go on the SD card?

    I'm new to rooting but think I understand it all :)

    Thanks, matt

    Edit, I will probably use Rom manager to portion it..
     
  7. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    Basically if you're going to be using a2SD+ instead of a2SD in froyo, it will only affect apps installed after partitioning.

    Maybe move them all back to internal memory, titanium back up the apps (copy all SD card folders to PC) and then format the card. Then when you restore the apps through titanium they will be installed on the ext partition you created earlier.
     
  8. pairofpints

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    I rooted my Desire basically to just remove bloatware and partition my sd card and hopefully keep the original rom. Been trying to partition through Rom Manager, SuRoots advice and also with GParted but keep getting same result:
    8gb card - tried partitioning with 512mb / 1024mb. The card goes down to 7 something gb / 6,37gb and internal is only around 137mb.
    Can you maybe tell me where I'm going wrong? Do I need a custom rom for this to happen?
     
  9. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    You WILL need a custom rom. Also, Internel memory will not go up.

    Have a look at my root memory FAQ. All you questions answered ;)
     
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    pairofpints New Member

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    Thanks SUroot, I don't quite get it though.
    Could you make it a little more easy for a simpleton like me? Even if I put my ext2/3/4 at 512mb or 1gb, internal memory will still show up as 140mb, is that right? If so, where does that gig or half gig go to and is it really worth me partitioning?
    The Starburst Rom looks close enough to what I want, heard anything good/bad about it?
    cheers
     
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    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    1) the internal memory will not go up, but it WILL go down slower. This is the point of partitioning.

    2) Yes we know the Dev. If I wanted to use Data2sd and didnt want to get into doing it all myself, I would probably go for this. It depends on how good your card is though.
     
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    so ---is this all you need to do to partition an SD card?!- how come i was trying to do it using Gparted etc.?!- or is that something else altogether?!
     
  13. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    This thread is a really old thread (over 1 year). Use Gparted.
     

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