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How to partition sd card using virtualbox to gain MORE INTERNAL MEMORY.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mikymike123, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. mikymike123

    mikymike123 Newbie
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    Hey guys I was wondering if there is a step by step process on how to partition my sd card using virtualbox I have searched and searched but can't seem to find a good guide for a NOOB
    thanks amigos. :eek:

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  2. mikymike123

    mikymike123 Newbie
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    For a htc desire runnin cyanogen
  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    We have a guide for using VMWare (and I think there's a free VMWare player if you are using Windows): http://androidforums.com/desire-all...any-iso-vmware-player-updated-jan-2012-a.html.

    For VirtualBox it shouldn't be too different. Download a GParted ISO, create a VM using it with VirtualBox, then the actual GParted bit should be the same.

    Most Linux distros use it for installation, so if you boot off a linux live CD or USB key you should bave GParted available there. If you can get the machine to see the phone then you should be able to partition the card using GParted from the system tools menu.

    All of this is however moot if you are using 4Ext Touch recovery. I wouldn't trust CWM or Amon Ra for the Desire to partition a card, but 4Ext is fine, and if you have it far simpler than setting up GParted unless you already have it.

    Just remember to back up the card to a computer first, as partitioning will erase it.
  4. mikymike123

    mikymike123 Newbie
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    1 problem with vmware is that goes into shut down system whenever I start it. Something about the fault in the installation process. Which is why I have decided to use virtualbox.

    I have downloaded it and I also have the g parted ISo downloaded. Now comes the part that I'm not familiar with setting up the whole thing. Basically have my phone and a micro usb cable along with the laptop.
    So 1 main question I have Is what exactly do I need an order to partition my sd card using Virtualbox while running on a laptop that runs windows 7? I hate to sound like a bit of a noob but I can't help it just yet
  5. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Well I've never run a VM on Windows, so don't count as an expert here.

    As I recall the process, you start VirtualBox, tell it you want to create a new virtual machine, follow the instructions to set up a basic VM (I'd guess set type as a generic linux). When you first run the VM it will ask for install media, at which point you direct it to the GParted ISO you downloaded. Then we just hope it sets you up with a working VM!
  6. mikymike123

    mikymike123 Newbie
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    Arghhhh try as I might I can't get the darn oracle to set up properly.........I feel like giving up :banghead:
  7. nicka3200

    nicka3200 Android Expert

    If your phone is s-off install 4ext recovery using the guide in this forum & use 4ext to partition.

    If you're not S-off run revolutionary first (there's a guide for that too).

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