problem removing partitions


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  1. jrich523

    jrich523 Member This Topic's Starter

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    I partitioned my SD for app2sd and now that im having some problems (may or may not be related to the app2sd) i want to remove it.
    I booted in to recovery and did partition. set the ext and swap to 0 and the remaining for fat and it chewed for a min and then smiled and carried on.. yet it was still there... i went in to ADB shell and ran parted /dev/block/mmcblk0 and printed a list (saw all 3) and did rm 1 rm 2 rm 3, printed again, all still there.. i found the log that the recovery wipe made and it did the same thing i did and it showed an error saying it cant create overlapping partitions (because they were never deleted)

    so, from recovery i mounted the SD to windows, went in to diskpart and removed them there, which seemed to work, but again, its still the same... disk manager as well.. no luck

    is there some sort of lock im missing? why on earth cant i delete and recreate my partitions?

    these are the steps i took to get the app2sd working
    How to manually partition your SD card for Android Apps2SD – Android and Me

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  2. wake69

    wake69 Well-Known Member

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    you may have to format your sdcard and start fresh, but back up your files so you can put them back so you have no problems
     
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    jrich523 Member This Topic's Starter

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    ok, but how do i do that? normally a format is of a file system, which is above the partation layer.
     
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    wake69 Well-Known Member

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    do you have a pc available to you?
    put your sdcard in your computer, go to disk management, and it will let you read the whole drive and format it as you see fit, i just did it, delete partitions and what not. just make sure you do this on your sdcard and not your hard drive
     
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    jrich523 Member This Topic's Starter

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    i dont have a microSD reader but as i said, when im in recovery and mount the SD to the PC and use serveral different methods, it still doesnt work.
     
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    which recovery are you using? try a different recovery
     

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