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How to view EXT Partition

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mburwen, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. mburwen

    mburwen Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I've tried four file managers and an app called SD Reader and none of them show the EXT partition on my external SD card. It clearly shows on my PC when I run an app called "Linux Reader". Does anyone know how to get that partition to show up?

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  2. Rabid1

    Rabid1 Android Enthusiast

    I have tried Easeus, Ext2explore, and Diskinternals and there is no EXT partition on my external sd card.
  3. mburwen

    mburwen Well-Known Member
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    You would have had to create the EXT partition using a partitioning program like Minitool.
  4. lfc4ever

    lfc4ever Android Enthusiast

    Or EASUS PM, both will show the partition as Ext2/3/4, but you will not be able to read it - but they will show it.

    Or do you mean "show up" on the FT3?

    So why use ext2/3/4 on the FT3 when only link2sd supports move apps to sd on the FT3 & its clones, and link2sd supports 2 x fat32 partitions - no need for ext2/3/4 at all then.
  5. mburwen

    mburwen Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Not certain we are communicating ifc. Linux Reader shows all the partitions and partition sizes on the SD card and the files/directories in each partition along with their sizes. But I can't find a way to show the same info on the FT3. One of the gurus on the XDA-Developers forum says that this limitation is by design. Apparently the Android developers don't want users to be able to get at that info or even create multiple partitions.

    I am merely trying to find out why Link2SD thinks the partition is full when it is not. I used an EXT partition instead of a second FAT32 partition because I was advised to do so by more than one participant in this forum.

    My intuition tells me that, if I wiped the card and started all over again, everything would work as advertised. That is what I will do if this can't be figured out. I just hate not being able to understand what is going on and would like to solve the issue rather than bury it.

    The author of Link2SD asked me to post (on the developers forum) the responses to a series of Linux commands he gave me, which I assume will tell him what is going on. I did that and am waiting for him to reply.
  6. lfc4ever

    lfc4ever Android Enthusiast

    Ah - I get you now - you are the guy with the 8gb partition, which is where your problem lies - no bigger than 2GB will work (android rom limitation in effect here), and 1GB is more than enough to last a lifetime anyway, more than enough for over 500 apps, and who wants to clog up any system with over 500 current apps installed?

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