Root Question about my partition and filesystem

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by endless2k, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. endless2k

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    Im totally new to the smartphone/android topic and very happy that i managed to partition/debrand/root my Desire and flashed LeDroids Rom on it! ^^ ( im a windows XP user ;) )

    But i have some questions about my partition and filesystem:
    I have a 4 GB SDCARD and a 512MB Partition on it for the apps. So i figured out there is a mnt folder that seems to be like an exact copy of my SDCARD folder. How do i know what my partition is ? And how do i know how much space is left there for Apps ?

    When i plug in my Phone via micro usb and browse my SD card i dont see a MNT folder. Does that mean the MNT folder is the mainpartition (3,5bg?) ?
    Because when i download a youtube video via jetVD (i was prompted to use a download folder on my SDCARD) it saves the videos under: mnt\sdcard\movies (also my player shows the path to that directory)

    .. but the movie files are also available under: sdcard\movies

    Could somebody explain that ?

    btw: i use the app SUFBS to browse the SDCARD on my Desire.
     

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  2. SUroot

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    mnt is on your phone, it means "mount" so basically look at everything after mnt\sdcard\ is what you can view on your PC.

    Download quick system info. It will tell you how much space is remaining on your partition.
     
  3. endless2k

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    Downloaded System Info, thx, its a good tool.

    But i still dont get the filesystem in general. All the stuff thats in \mnt\sdcard
    is also in \sdcard

    how can i browse my A2SD folder (the 512mb partition i made) ?

    is there a good tutorial about that whole file system ?
     
  4. SUroot

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    Its the same location, \sdcard is a shortcut or a link to \mnt\sdcard which is what your System uses as the location of the SD card. Theres nothing you need to worry about here. This is normal.


    I use android mate. I browse to \data\app. This is usually the internal phone memory, but on apps2sd+, it diverts to \system\sd\app (your partition.)
     
  5. DragosP

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    Usually you can't.
    But, if you install SDK Android, after an "adb shell" in a console window, you can navigate trough the filesystem (ls, cd etc).
    Your phone is running linux, so basically it respects the linux conventions. The main difference is related to the folder "system" and "data": in the folder "system/app" is critical applications, in "/data/app" (symlinked to ext partition on sdcard if you use a2sd) and so on.
     
  6. endless2k

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    thanx guys.
     
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