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  1. chitchatjjj

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    I have a 7 gb fat32 and 1gb ext4 partition on my 8 gb sdcard. I want to re-partition it. I use gparted. But the size shows up as 6.35 gb. How do I revert it back to it's original state?
     

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    first copy the card contents to pc and then format it.
     
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    I did..I did..but the space still shows up as 6.35 gb. How do I get rid of the ext4 partition?
     
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    in gparted there will be an option "delete" on right click . did you use it?
     
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    there is no delete option..in gparted 6.35 gb shows up as unallocated space. but in windows it's fat32.
     
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    In GParted, select the partition you want so its highlighted, I think you then unmount it, then delete it. do the same for your FAT32 to give you one continuous volume. Lecter has a vid about it in his sig.
     
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    I repeat..it shows up as unallocated space in gparted..not as partitions and only the 6.35 gb..not the entire thing.
     
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    You are in recovery and SD mounted as "USB mass storage" (for clockworkmod anyway)?
     
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    Can't you resize the Fat32 to max space using the unallocated space?
     
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    You sure?

    A few hundred Mb would be taken by the boot sector which the user can do little about.
     
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    The problem is..the capacity is shown as 6.35 gb..i'm missing the 1gb ext4 partition..it's still there as none of my apps are gone.
     
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    I repeat

     
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    yeah..i tried both from recovery and from android
     
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    Ok. Well just to confirm, it will only work from recovery. In Clockwork, it must be the "mount as USB mass storage" option not "mount SDcard" option.

    Android only mounts FAT32 (which would only show you the 6.35GB partition). Mounting in recovery as "SD card" will probably also do this, so you definitely need to pick the "USB mass storage option".

    You can actually set the mount option before the USB is plugged into the PC, then you need to refresh the devices in Gparted to pick up the card as a whole (rather than an individually mounted partition)
     
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    so just usb mass storage and no mount sd and mount sdext?
     
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    Yes exactly. USB mass storage mounts the card. Mount SD or Mount SD ext will mount the individual mount points (the partitions) so you will only ever see the partition in question as a separate device.
     
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    i tried that just now..still no luck..shows up as 6.35 gb. if i mount sdext only will the 1 gb ext4 partition show up?
     
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    if you have micro sd adapter, try with that
     
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    Yep, a cardreader is probably the safest bet here.
     
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    Well assuming you have only usb mass storage mounted (and the mount sd card only says "mount /sd card" not "unmount /sdcard") not sure what else it can be.

    A screenshot of gparted may help but the faff you would have to go through to get it probably wouldnt be worth it.
     
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    i got it done..card reader did the job..thanks for the support everyone :)
     
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    Could be prob with your recovery then :(
     
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    maybe because it's aplharev?
     
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