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  1. AndroidDaytona

    AndroidDaytona Well-Known Member
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    What's the average size to partition for rom's etc...

     

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    I'd say 128, if you have the standard 1.8 gb sdcard.
    Otherwise, it'll be a pain to create backups, store music, etc.
     
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    I have the 3.8gb card so still go with 128?

    And swap size?
     
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    Hm.. try 256 MB, then. you'll have around 3.5ishGB in the sdcard. Thats alot.
    512? You dont have that much apps!
    But i have 128 MB, and only use 19MB.
    Lmao.
    So yeah either 128 or 256.
     
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    I use a 16GB SD card.

    My ext2 partition is 1GB, just to be safe.

    I love being able to install as many apps as I want without worrying about running low on storage space.

    For a 2-4GB card I would personally want around 512MB, but you should easily be able to get away with less if you keep your eye on the amount of apps you install.

    SA, You never know if you will need the extra space. The other day I was doing the normal backup routine before flashing a new ROM and found I had 380MB used on my ext2 partition.

    I tend to install lots of apps. No junk, just alot of things I like and need.

    I would rather have extra space than run out when it's needed.
     
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    I use a 16 gig class 10, i have a 2gig partition, swap set to 0. Works great
     
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    I have a 32gb class4 card and I use a 2gb partition just to be sure I have plenty of extra room.
     
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    I have 16 GB card. I use 1GB ext2 partition. I also use link2sd to link apps to sd (ext2). It is pretty easily to occupy over 300MB in the ext2. So minimum 512MB, I would recommend, 1GB would be a safe choice.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the help just wish I would've remembered it wipes your card...lol
     
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    Can you make a larger partition after you set it or is it a 1 shot deal?
     
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    if u Set it to i.e 512MB and want to lower it to 128, it will give the ext 128 mb, and remove the 512MB and put it back to the regular sdcard.
     
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    How do I know my Ext?
     
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    Wut? Download Link2SD from market and choose ext 4 (Recommended..)
    and then create links for apps.
     
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    When I partition my card in cwm it asks for swap size. what size should I use? or should I not partition at all in cwm for link to sd
     
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    I would use 0 swap size, it kinda eats battery alot if you ask me
     
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    I feel I can run apps smoother with swap. If using some power saving apps, the battery life looks ok.
     
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    I think Ill uses a small size. When I used it though it showed that the partition wasnt mounted, what do I do?
     
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    I mounted mine through CWM but you can do it through link2sd when you create your Ext and reboot...
     
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    I have tried a couple of ways to create the ext partition. However, I found the easiest way is to create it in CWM. The only disadvantage is you got ext2 only, not ext4. But that's good enough. After you create the partition, reboot your system, run link2sd, the app will ask you to link the ext partition, choose ext2. Link2sd will reboot the cellphone. That's it.
     
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    i have 16gb memory card,what can i use?
     
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    What does partioning my Sd do for me and any links to help me do this and pros and cons are greatly appreciated..!
     
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    Ok, sorry if this has been brought up before but I'm new to this. I have a 16gb card, what values am I wanting to set the primary, ext2, ext3, ext 4 to?
     

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