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  1. dominoeflux

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    sorry if i'm posting this in the wrong section but i just wanted to ask a question......how in the hell do i mount sd-ext?, the latest cwm firmware won't mount mine, my internal memory is getting low!


    i'm using ctmod 3.5.....shouldn't it do it automatically via the kouma settings?

    everytime i try to do it in cwm it says sd-ext mounting error.
     

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    Did you set up 3 partitions on your sd card via ADB?
     
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    no i haven't......and how do i do that?
     
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    this is what wetbiker7 told me and i did it once and this worked the first time!!!!!:D:D:D

    This TUT will explain how to partition your card so that the SSM feature will work .

    READ ALL OF THIS FIRST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    There may be an easier way but I KNOW THIS WAY WORKS ! :-D


    Save all data on your sd card to your computer because your card is gonna get wiped . :)

    Install CTMod 3.4 . After install , go in to CWM . Go to advanced and clear the Dalvik cache then
    reboot in to recovery and do a factory wipe then REBOOT .

    Go back in to CWM , go to advanced and partition your card . 1024 mb then 0 swap . Reboot


    After that

    Put your phone in CWM mode , plug it in to computer .

    You are gonna need to have Kouma's Odin Packer .
    Unzip it and place in a folder on your desktop . It contains a GingerBread folder inside it .

    You will then need to open the Gingerbread folder from the folder you just unzipped .

    Do not click on anything in the folder
    Just move your mouse pointer to an open area in the Gingerbread folder window .

    Hold the down the SHIFT key on your keyboard and RIGHT CLICK YOUR MOUSE .
    A menu will appear , select OPEN COMMAND WINDOW HERE . A command widow will appear , type adb shell and hit ENTER

    a # sign will appear Type sdparted -i then hit ENTER

    You should now be in the phone ,ready to wipe and partition your card .

    You will then go through the motions of wiping your sd card . Just follow the prompts and wipe the card .

    You will then be asked to choose a size for your new partitions . Enter mb's when asked for sizes 2 gigs =2048mb 1 gig = 1024mb
    ( if you have a large card , choose 2048 for the first two partition sizes that it will ask for )
    ( if you have a smaller card , use a lesser size . 1024 or 512 ).

    When it is done performing the actions, copy and paste the commands below to the ADB window and hit ENTER .

    MAKE SURE TO LET THE ACTIONS COMPLETE BEFORE ENTERING A NEW COMMAND . YOU WILL SEE THE #
    SIGN WHEN IT COMPLETES EACH COMMAND .



    After reboot , go back in to CWM , go in to ADVANCED and CLEAR THE DALVIK CACHE .

    You're DONE !!! You should now be able to go in to the menu/settings/Storage .... Under available space, you should have over 150mb free.


    Here are Kouma's directions . NOTE ! Do not select anything for EXT PARTITION TYPE or FAT PARTITION SIZE . Just hit ENTER .
    ONLY PARTITION SWAP AND EXT .

    1) Boot into Recovery
    2) ADB shell into the phone
    3) Run "sdparted -i"
    4) Pick a size for a swap partition (CWM doesn't let you make them big)
    5) Pick a size for your EXT partition. Let the fat partiton have the rest.
    6) When sdparted completes, manually convert the swap partion to ext4 by performing the following:
    Code:
    mkfs.ext2 /dev/block/mmcblk0p3
    e2fsck -p /dev/block/mmcblk0p3
    tune2fs -c0 -i0 -j /dev/block/mmcblk0p3
    tune2fs -O extents,uninit_bg,dir_index /dev/block/mmcblk0p3
    e2fsck -fpDC0 /dev/block/mmcblk0p3


    if you get it done and works and gonna thank, you can thank HELOGUY he was talking to you i thought i would just pass along some info given to me
     
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    ok thanks bro :) will try this when i get home....also you said install ctmod 3.4, does it work for 3.5?
     
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    yes
     
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    thank u c....gonna do this when i get off work!
     
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    no prob. good luck, is easy
     
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    According to bloodawn, no need to do the ext4 formatting. Installing CTMod does it for you automatically.

    Sent from my KICKASS Prevail running CTMod 3.5 using Tapatalk 2 Beta-5
     
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    LOL ! Hey Cwhatever, I see that TUT is still in use and helping people. Kool beanzz. :thumbup:

    Just a quick note. I made that TUT before Kouma released his zip that coverts it to ext 4. I prefer this way since I'm already in ADB and don't mind entering the CMD's but I just wanted to make you guys aware that it was available in the KK thread.:D
     
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    When you format the card with ADB it wipes the card. It needs to be reformatted to ext4 again. :thrasher:
     
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    im new here so i really dont know wat im doin but my space storage was getting low and i was tired of seeing that pop up so i went to manage applications and i deleted my messages by mistake im using handcent so is there anyway i could get my messages back???
     
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    this isn't the thread to ask in about retrieving deleted messages. Best bet would be to start a new topic in the galaxy prevail general forum

    Samsung Galaxy Prevail - Android Forums

    I don't know of a way to retrieve deleted messages from a stock phone, you may be able to if you had a clockworkmod backup
     
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    it sure is handy for me from you and just passing it along!!:D
     
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    Thanks man. :D I'm glad that it's still helpful and being used. LOL, it took me 30 minutes to type that sucker up. :p
     
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    Once I got past the sdparted (Y/n) prompt needing a capital 'Y,' your directions worked like a charm.

    I'm still new to this and haven't been able to get Darktremor A2SD or Link2SD to work reliably, so thanks for some straightforward instructions!
     
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    Hm... I don't know. I thought it was just the ROM that was compatible or not. LeWa, AreaROM, and CTMod do it for sure. CM7 doesn't do it for me for some reason... I'll keep scrolling to see what happened ;)
     
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    Really? All I did was partition with CWM... I have a 16 GB SD card and have like 3.7 gigs of internal (depending on my ROM)
     
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    but how big did cwm let you partition card , this otherway lets you make partitions bigger, and can you run the ssm?????? sounds like you are running data by amount of internal memory??? when on ssm you will only have like 150mb not gigs like what data gives you. and the delvik will go on sd not like data it goes on internal.
     
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    this is for the ssm, everyone knows you can partition on cwm and have small partitions.
     
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    Meh, I'm bored. I'm working on porting sdparted into an android app.
    I'm also trying to do it without using RootTools. Not that I'm knocking RootTools as part of an overall app, I'm just making use of a tiny piece of it, So I'm going to copy out what I need and ditch the whole .jar like I use in koumamod

    That should torment some people. :D
     
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    Just partion SD in cwm. Super easy.
     
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    when everyone say just partition in cwm are my or did i miss something???

    i know you can partition in cwm but for the ssm if want bigger cwm won't do it?? right??
     
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    you should check out the op of the koumakernal thread and read if you have not and see what it says. and it hasn't been changed by the creator yet for a reason.
     

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