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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by starstress, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. starstress

    starstress Android Enthusiast
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    First I was shocked to learn this didnt come with one (i like collecting) but anywho my sd card is partitioned and all that could stuff, shoud i wipe it clean b4 putting into my esteem.

    Also what happened to the 8 gb of memory? app2sd says 1.48 total and 1.34 free? I know some of that space is gonna be used for system stuff but cor blimey thats like 4 gb missing
     



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  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    Newer phones and Tablets that include large amounts (by current mobile standards) Like the SGS2 (and my other phone, the Captivate) often partition them so that you don't have a huge amount of system memory that wouldn't be accessible for file storage. On the Captivate (and I am assuming it's similar with your device) Samsung has a 2 GB partition for the system and the remaining 14 GB partitioned and recognized as an sd card by making its mount point /sdcard.

    Therein lies the problem. The path to external storage within Android is /sdcard so apps that are installed to external storage will be there, which is the internal sd partition, not the removable sd card. On the Captivate the path to the removable sd card is /sdcard/sd_external, on my SGS2 it's /sdcard/external_sd and on my Transformer is /Removable/Microsd. Custom roms can mount the external card anywhere. Check with the developer for the mount point if you can't find it.

    If you have an internal sd card partition, then that will always be the default location for files, apps and data to be stored as defined by the mount point /sdcard. If the phone has no sd card partition, then an external sd card will mount at /sdcard when inserted.
     
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  3. starstress

    starstress Android Enthusiast
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    HMMM Lemme be more specific cause Im still not understanding, I partioned my sd card for my other phone (optimus m) which had a custom rom, I wanna take that card and put it in my esteem so what Im asking is should I do anything b4 I do that (esteem is stock fyi,no roms yet) or just pop it on in? Thanks a bunch for ya detailed and timely response
     
  4. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    Gotcha. The short answer is I don't know. It may very well mount both partitions, but it may only see one. The best I can suggest is to try and see what happens.
     
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  5. starstress

    starstress Android Enthusiast
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    I got my answer, it said damaged sd, may need to re-format so thats whata Ima do :))
     

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