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  1. jboliver1999

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    I bought a Nook color so I could root it. Well, I did but I used a 2 year old, simple 2g sd card. I couldn't wait for my 8g class 6 one to come in. The cm7 seems to be running fine off of the 2g card but my question is, would I be better off redoing everything on the 8g class 6 card?
     

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    I'm a noob too so correct me if i'm wrong but once you installed cm7 via the card, you don't need it in the unit anymore......so, you could pull it.
     
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    Did you install CM7 on the card, leaving the stock B&N rom intact?

    If yes, then I suspect you'll be running out of room soon. Unfortunately, redoing it would mean losing everything if you don't know how to copy the contents to a new card and resizing it.

    If you installed CM7 on the NC (eMMC), replacing the B&N rom, then it's a simple matter of copying your 2g card to the new one.

    Either way, yes, 2 gb is a bit small. I use a 16 gb card, but many here use an 8 gb. If you installed CM7 on the sdcard, then you probably want a 16 since everything is on the card, nothing on the NC.

    I believe you're talking about the bootable CWM recovery disk, which you have to pull if you want to boot the internal rom, o/w you'd be in recovery all the time. :D

    Too many ways to install CM7 here so it does get confusing, esp. for those of us who provide support.

    FWIW, I'm not a big fan of installing installing a custom rom on the sdcard, leaving the stock rom intact. I can see why it's done and why someone might want to try it, but it's a temp solution so as to not void the warranty IMO.
     
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    colc, i agree with your last point, you can just reflash the stock os anyway if you need to.
     
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    Yes, that's what I did. I figured it would be better (more room) with the 8g one. I really haven't done much of anything else with it yet, so redoing it won't take too long. I personally wanted to keep the stock B&N rom intact that's why I'm running CM7 off the sd card. At least now I know what I did worked. Thanks so much for your advice.
     
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    Exactly.

    It keeps me off the streets at night. :D
     
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    I second that, thanks for your help also.
     
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