Will Android read a ext3 formatted sd card?


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  1. TheCowGod

    TheCowGod Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So can it? If I format my card to ext3 will the phone be able to read it. I want to make a sym link to the internal storage on the sd card so all the apps will hopefully be able to use it. But fat32 doesnt support symbolic links...
     

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  2. TheWhiteBandito

    TheWhiteBandito Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure. Format it, see if the phone reads it or not. If not, then put it back to FAT32. I'm not sure how it will do with a Journaled filesystem
     
  3. TheCowGod

    TheCowGod Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Oh thats true, I didn't think about the journaling. I know that a journaled file system will wear out flash storage really quick cause of all the writes that go on behind the scenes. I wonder if ext2 would work...

    Ill go try it with an old sd card...
     
  4. andrizoid

    andrizoid Well-Known Member

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    are you trying to implement an apps2sd setup?
    if you are, PM me....we have had one on the eris for a while that works wonders and uses an ext3 partition on your sdcard symlinked to /data/app
     

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