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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by latawa, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. latawa

    latawa Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I partitioned my SD card with ROM Manager... 512 and 0 steps...
    It just rebooted into recovery... how do I confirm it has been done?
     

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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    flash a rom with a2sd support and check using the app with quick system info.

    Or download gparted and check with that. This is a better app for partitioning anyway
     
  3. Lmkt

    Lmkt Member

    Right.

    I just downloaded GParted, put it on a disk
    rebooted on it, took me 3 different computers to get it to work

    once it launched it set up some stuff for like 10 minutes, then had me choose a couple things, then set up some more shit for 10 minutes
    ultimately it went into some kind of error loop with random numbers and it "giving up" blah blah for about 30 minutes

    So I said, "screw this, just gonna use Rom manager". And I did, and it took me a good... 2 minutes.

    Reminds me of the time where I had a new computer, installed Ubuntu and spent a good 4 hours trying to find a driver for my internet card... In the end I still hadn't find one so I installed Windows Vista (yep) and it automatically detected my card in about 5 seconds.


    Linux is GREAT.
     
  4. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    well no its slightly different, your installation of gparted was probably naff
    after having experience in rom manager, gparted etc i can categorically tell you that rom manager is not good as
    1. it doesnt align your partitions and if your rom is not bootable or you need to change to a new card on a rom that is a2sd (wont be able to boot without ext partition) it makes it a complete nightmare

    2. rom manager makes ext2 partitions not 3 or 4

    i would seriously look into why you are having issues with it as you might need it one day
    for now though i would install amonra recovery 2.0.1 and use that to partition or confvert the ext partition to ext3
     
  5. Lmkt

    Lmkt Member

    well let's see
    all I have to do for gparted to work is to download it and burn it on a cd, there's like nothing I did that could have gone wrong

    it didn't work on 3 computers that are in perfectly good condition, which can only mean that the problem comes from gparted

    So sorry to say but formatting my SD card with a barely even stable linux mini distro... Doesn't seem very appealing to me.
     
  6. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Well it works for everyone else so its still my recommendation.
     
  7. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    worked for me 1st time lets me boot on 5 different machines
    theres nothing fancy about it and it doesnt take 10mins installing stuff. it gets into gparted in about 30-40 seconds

    maybe the img was corrupted before you burnt it?
    i use the usb method anyway
     
  8. Lmkt

    Lmkt Member

    Which USB method do you use?

    Also does GV support ext4?
     
  9. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    unetbootin to make a bootable usb of it
    i dont know if it supports ext4 as i use ext3 and havent looked for 4 support
     
  10. Lmkt

    Lmkt Member

    btw rom manager makes ext3 not ext2
     
  11. Lmkt

    Lmkt Member

    lol. I finally managed to get Gparted to work, I did it all according to the tutorial in Lecter's sig.

    Now my phone says "Blank SD card" and it just won't work at all. :) :) :) :) :)
     
  12. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
    VIP Member

    Well, if it's just been formatted, it's blank!

    You could mount it from recovery and copy your files back onto the fat partition.
     
  13. InfernalByte

    InfernalByte Android Expert


    I had a problem with unetbootin and universal usb installer last night, the computer would just hang on the BIOS screen. The fault seems to be with the usb stick as I got unetboot to work through the card reader. The stick works as a drive.
     
  14. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    when you partition a card you lose data
    when you say wont work at all ? ......
     
  15. extremejoe

    extremejoe Well-Known Member

    i set up a ext 4 using g parted

    quick system info says i have a2sd enabled with 1 gig of space for apps

    BUT

    i just moved my SD card apps back to internal memory and the internal storage has gone down

    have i done something wrong

    help?!
     
  16. Lmkt

    Lmkt Member

    It's unusable, I can't put files/folders in it, I can't download items to it, it isn't recognized by my PC when I plug it in.

    Don't worry - I did it all again with Rom Manager. I just shouldn't have bothered with that Gparted bull*** again. ;)
     
  17. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    good for you, everyone but you can use that BS as you call it


    i would recommend using amonra recovery 2.0.1 instead though (flash it using unrevoked)
    this has partitioning built into the recovery and aligns correctly.
    only snag is that old clockwork backups wont work and vice verse

    it will save you some pain in the future if you need to switch sdcards on a rom that is a2sd
     
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