General :: Changing Ext4 Partition To Swap Without Having To Format Entire SDCard?

Apr 27, 2013

One of devs from my device had told us that he'll move system and data images from sdcard to SD ext, but actually he left before doing this so now I'm stuck with useless 5gb ext4 partition on my scard. I'd format it and then change partitions if my sdcard wouldn't be filled with over 20GB of various files. Is it possible to change the size of the second partition to about 500 MB and turn it from ext4 to swap without formatting entire sdcard?

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General :: Changing ext4 partition to swap without having to format entire SDCard?


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General :: Using EXT4 Partition Makes Folder Permissions Unable To R / W

May 6, 2012

Basically, it's a permissions problem. I've tried using Permissions fix on CWM but with no luck. As FAT doesn't have a permissions subsystem, seems like there is no problem with it, but as EXT4 has it, everytime the phone creates a new file/folder, it cannot read its own file.

Although I can connect and see the files on the computer, they're marked with a padlock. It means I don't have permission to access it.

I can regain access to the file and the phone can read it back again, but it's a pain in the place if everytime the phone creates a file, I have to put it back to the computer and redo the permissions sets. It can't even view it's own files. I've already tried to set the SD card root permission to myself, and with everyone capable of read/write access. But unfortunately, newly created folders aren't affected by this.

As far as it looks like, it creates a 'user' for every app that makes the file.

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I really enjoyed the transfer speeds with EXT4 (I'm on Ubuntu 12.04), even inside the phone and outside, using USB cable and apps feels snappier. I don't want to go back to FAT32..

I'm using a Motorola Atrix 4G and Morrisoft CM7 latest buid (Custom ROM).

Just to clear things up: Device CAN read and write files under EXT4, but it trips on its own tail by settings permissions badly.

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Code:
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[Code] .....

So first thing i change size of sdcard, decreasing the partition size, and add a second partition with 3 Gbytes using ext2. To do this

Unmount the sdcard in settings>storage>unmount sdcard. I need discover where is the partitions

Code:

fdisk /dev/block/mmcblk0

[Code] ....

For secure i reboot device, and umount card again. So format the second partition

Code:
mke2fs -t ext2 -m0 -b4096 /dev/block/mmcblk0p2

And reboot again. This was hopeful action that it would recognize the card. But not ...

Code:
# mkdir /mnt/sdext
mount -t ext2 /dev/block/mmcblk0p2 /mnt/sdext
mount: No such device
mount -t ext2 /dev/block/vold/179:2 /mnt/sdext
mount: No such device

In My Epic Fail I was not successful

BEFORE that I wrote i try several tentactivies, apps but i m thinking that use adb will be the more better.

What is the best way, my internal device have less than 200 MB internal, so is too little !!! Maybe i will need change fstab or init scripts.

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But I was still unable to mount the second partition of my external SDCARD as my internal memory which meant none of my messages could be saved and the phone would pretty much go back to factory settings after a reboot, this apparently is because the /data partition (present on the internal memory) stores all the user data such as the time, the theme I'm using, etc and not having a /data partition meant none of these settings were really saved.

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General :: Mount Arbitrary Phone Partition On PC / Change Partition Names?

Oct 8, 2013

I am running rooted stock Android 2.3 on LG E405 (no working 4.x ROMs exist for the device)

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2) How does android determine which partition is which (i.e. which one to remount for the PC when connecting in "USB storage" mode), beside vold.fstab and init.rc? On android 2.3 that info is not in "framework-res.apk", so where is it? In the partition table itself?

I had switched data partition with internal sdcard partition.

Here's how: Phone had a very small "/data" partition on /dev/block/mmcblk0p21 and large internal "/sdcard" partition on mmcblk0p20

So I reformatted mmcblk0p20 (ex-sdcard partition) into EXT4 and mmcblk0p21 (ex-data partition) into FAT32

Then I changed init.rc to mount mmcblk0p20 as /data type EXT4 and mmcblk0p21 as /sdcard type VFAT (mounting /sdcard was commented out in stock init.rc for some reason). This required modifying my boot image.

I have also set correct partition number in vold.fstab:

[#]dev_mount sdcard /mnt/sdcard auto /devices/platform/msm_sdcc.3/mmc_host[/#]

So basicly I now have a large /data partition and small internal /sdcard. I'm able install up to a gigabyte of APKs and it works fine.

However, when I connect to my PC via USB into "USB Storage" mode, the phone seems to still try to unmount what was previously sdcard partition (/dev/block/mmcblk0p20), instead of what is NOW an sdcard partition (/dev/block/mmcblk0p21) I can still send files to the phone via wi-fi and ADB, but the ability to mount it directly would be nice.

If I accidentally select "erase internal sdcard" from storage menu, that will also most likely erase what is now my /data partition, softbricking the phone. The "factory reset" option will probably only corrupt the sdcard.

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