question about partitioning my sd card


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  1. jersey221

    jersey221 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    ok so im wondering do i just go into recovery and then go to partition sd card and thats it or what?
     

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  2. 702DROID

    702DROID Well-Known Member

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    yes thats it but be sure and backup everything on your sd card first cause once you partion it it wipes it clean to reformat it
     
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    jersey221 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    what benefits do you get besides apps2sd and how do i do apps2sd?
     
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    702DROID Well-Known Member

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    apps 2sd is automatic on fresh rom 1.1 not sure about the modoco 2.0 i know it was on the first modoco rom .....once you partision your sd card while running that rom
     
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    jersey221 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    ok so even if i have fresh running its okmto partition i dont need to remove it at all?and all i do is go to recovery then partition sd card then partition sd card again? not sd:ext2 to ext3

    i also gave you some rep for being helpful
     
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    yeah its fine no need to reflash fresh just back up your card ...go to recovery and partition it then copy all your files back to the sd card then reboot
     
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    jersey221 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    what should i make the sizes i have a 8gb sd card
     
  8. 702DROID

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    thats your call
     
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    jersey221 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    do i need to do anything with ext2 to ext3? sry if i sound like an idiot...


    and since i partitioned did my apps go directly to my sd card or do i have to do something else?
     
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    doneve141 Well-Known Member

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    I too have an 8 gig card. I chose to make my partitions larger. Apps2sd is one of the main reasons I had for rooting in the first place.
    I am rooted and running Fresh 1.1. I put about a gig on each of the first 2 partitions. That left me 6 for storage. My phone is much faster. I don't have to reboot to get resources like I have been.
     
  11. jersey221

    jersey221 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    so i partitioned my sd card and now the download list on the market is really small like it only has the 3 apps i paid for?when i search for the apps that are not on the list it knows they are installed idk..
     
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    THIS IS FROM FLIP WHO MADE FRESH ROMS


    **My note about Apps2SD: I added support for it in this release of the rom because people who were using it in other roms that tried to install this rom were receiving errors. Here's my point of view on it.

    I played with it for over 8 hours today between implementing it and then testing it to make sure this fix would work. I have personally come to not like apps2sd, but I am including it for those who use it.

    The reason I don't like it is because it puts your phone at a huge risk of having problems once anything goes wrong. If you install a program that causes issues, a nandroid backup will not resolve the issue because the application is installed on your SD card not your phone. If your phone starts going crazy as reported here and here, then even just a restore possibly won't fix it. You might need to go as far as to wipe your SD card too. If you are lucky enough to have a restore fix your problems you will still need to reinstall every app, even if you didn't wipe your card. And on top of that when you try to reinstall any app it will think it's still installed, even though you restored your phone. But when you click "uninstall" it will just freeze half the time because there's nothing on the phone for it to actually install. I have also read many threads that say if you happen to boot the phone up without the SD card in then it will screw everything up.

    So now maybe you are wondering why I would add Apps2SD support in this rom. In order for people who are currently using Apps2SD to upgrade to this rom I must support it or require them to do a hard reset before coming to fresh. Clearly I don't want you to have to reset so I have supported it. With that said: I personally recommend not using it. This rom will auto-use it if your SD card is formatted for it (fat32+ext2+swap partitions) but it won't use it if you are only partitioned as 1 fat32. My suggestion is to stick to the 1 partition and let your applications install on the phone. Linux is not like Windows in the sense that it will run the same whether you phone has 140 megs free of storage space or 10 megs free. So unless you plan on installing 100 apps, I don't see the practical purposes of using Apps2SD. But a lot of people like it.

    Now with all of THAT said -- this rom officially has and supports Apps2SD. [​IMG] It is a program that I think has the possibility of being great, but has to work within the confines of the phone which means tricking Android in to thinking that the applications are installed on the phone when they aren't. That is what leads to all the problems mentioned above.
     
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    jersey221 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    are there ways of undoing it?
     
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    wipe and repartion your sd card to fat 32 only ( i think )
     
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    jersey221 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    right now my swap-size=32mb ext2-size=512mb fat32-size=remainder

    did i even do apps to sd right? damn i feel dumb
     
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    yeah looks like to made 512mb for app storage i think thats what i have too (cant recall right now) you can get an app called atrack dog and atrack dog sd card and it will help you get the updates and stuff for the apps
     
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    Sorry to just jump in on this but I'm having issues partitioning my SD card to load custom ROM's. I've loaded the Fresh recovery 1.1.3 using theunlockr.com's one click process and it works great. So I installed the updated radio 2.22.19 and updated SPL so I can load some modified ROM's. But after the step where I'm suppose to select: part Fat32+ext2+swap, to partition the SD, I no longer have access to the SD card. I can't remove the card and access it through the PC card reader it tells me the card isn't formated... and when I try to access it through the recovery image it says there is some kind of block error and it can't mount the SD. Any ideas?
     
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    Well, I did this a few days ago, and it seemed to help, although it takes longer to boot my phone, and at times I get the "Force Close" message. (process android core not responding)

    I have a g1 w/cyanogenmod, and I did that thing to borrow from the GPU. Though I can't remember exactly what it was.

    Anyway, a few days ago, I repartitioned the SD card. And something's wrong. I downloaded a new app for the first time, and it crashed my phone. I mean that it's unresponsive. I had to take the battery out. Booted, still seems unresponsive.

    Rebooted again, reinstalled the app, and when I went to open it, it hung for a long time as if the app was thinking about opening (30 seconds) and then the phone automatically rebooted. Worse, it rebooted into an uresponsive state. Removed battery, booted.

    I'm going to reformat the sd card w/o partitioning it, because it clearly doesn't agree with my phone. My question is ... why not? Any theories? I am pretty curious.
     
  19. mysticmead

    mysticmead Well-Known Member

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    do you have a Sprint Hero? if not, then no idea why you had a problem. if you do, what ROM are you using?
     
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    No, I have an HTC G1.

    I went to settings-->sd card-->unmount, then format. This seemed to have no effect though. I think that it's only formatting one partition and not removing all partitions on the card.

    The app that I installed (first app that I installed on the SD card, since I did the partition days ago) ... shows as 'installed', but when I click on it (trying to uninstall it), phone freezes and reboots into frozen state.

    What I'm planning to do is go home and put a non-partitioned sd card in it and see what that does. Hopefully all will be well, but right now SipDroid and AppAlarm are complaining ('force close' over and over). I think that they'll still complain, which means that I'll have to put the partitioned sd card BACK in, uninstall those two apps, reformat that card (or use the other one) and reinstall those two apps.

    Hopefully, that will be all. But I'm pretty sure that my phone just doesn't like partitioned SD cards. I think 702 Droid (above) may have been onto something! If anything goes wrong, it can all go to shjt very fast!

    Still don't know why tho. Cyanogen 4.1.15, I think. Phone is off now until I can get home. I don't want it to get worse.
     
  21. JB in AZ

    JB in AZ VIP Member VIP Member

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    mysticmead asked...
    and I think you are in the wrong forum, this is for the Sprint HTC Hero...
    You'll probably get better help in the right place.
     

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