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Support NTFS partiton on 8Gb SD card

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JumpinJupiter, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. JumpinJupiter

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    Hello everybody! This is about the 4GB limit on Fat 32 the partiton most SD cards use. Well I bought an 8GB SD card manily to download things on my phone while at school. Well I wanted to download OpenSUSE but cannot becuase of the 4GB limit.

    So what I was thinking was make an NTFS filesystem on the SD card and also a Fat 32 partiton and give it something like 32 MB so I will not have to hear Andriod complain it cannot read the SD card. next go on the playstore and download an NTFS mounter and I should be good!

    Problem is we all know this phone has a strange partiton scheme and I do not know how it would react! I wanted to do this in Gparted but for some reason it thinks my SD card is unallocated space.

    Any tips?

    If push comes to shove I will just format it to Ext4 since my computer has Mint and can read it. I could also make it exFat,too. Can andriod mount that by defualt?
     

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    4GB is only the limit for a single file size not the partition size 32GB is the max partition/volume size, you could partition it and there are some ntfs mounting apps on the play store. I personally do NOT recommend exfat on this phone I just tried it and almost ruined my card..
     

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