Welcome to XDA

Search to go directly to your device's forum

Register an account

Unlock full posting privileges

Ask a question

No registration required
Post Reply

64gb sdcard

OP jcwilliams

15th February 2014, 12:50 AM   |  #1  
jcwilliams's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 19
 
225 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2010
So I recently bought a Samsung 64 GB sdcard for my s4. I'm coming from a 32gb. I'm looking to do links2sd and swapper. Plus storage on it.

I'm having problems moving stuff to the new card. I was able move some stuff but when I insert card into phone it says it's blank. I've done this several times and each time it does the same thing.

I partitioned the card but my question is what should I partition to? Fat32? I'm assuming android keeps formatting the card when it's installed for some reason. Maybe wrong partition type?
Thanks
15th February 2014, 12:56 AM   |  #2  
Tower1972's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Somewhere in Wisconsin
Thanks Meter: 212
 
995 posts
Join Date:Joined: Mar 2008
More
I dont have a definate reply on this but I know in the past when you insert a card into a phone, the phone has an option to partition it and install the needed stuff....I dont think you can take a blank card..install stuff on it with your computer, then insert it into the phone and expect it to see the stuff you transferred...

Try putting in the card (into the phone), then hooking the phone up to your pc and transfer stuff that way!
15th February 2014, 01:04 AM   |  #3  
jcwilliams's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 19
 
225 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2010
Ok. I can try that. But what should the partitions be? I want to do Linux swap and link2sd. Idk what the main data partition should be....fat, fat32, idk which one.
15th February 2014, 02:02 AM   |  #4  
buhohitr's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 1,619
 
5,434 posts
Join Date:Joined: Nov 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcwilliams

Ok. I can try that. But what should the partitions be? I want to do Linux swap and link2sd. Idk what the main data partition should be....fat, fat32, idk which one.

I believe link2sd required 2 partitions on the sdcard. You need to use a third party software on your PC (partition magic etc..) and use this to create 2 partitions:
* Partition 1 (FAT) is for a normal storage like copy/save files between your phone and pc
* Partition 2 (FAT32, ext2,ext3,ext4) is for moving your apps/data from phone internal storage to this partition. Your PC will not able to see this partition.
Due to limitation of FAT32 or FAT you limited to max of only 32gb, by using a third party software on your pc like formatfat32 could over come this limitation. I use linux software called "Gpart" http://gparted.org/download.php ,since Gpart is a linux it won't run on Windows, you need to download the iso image then use imburner to burn the iso to cd, then change your PC to first boot from CD instead of Harddisk. A second method is use Windows free software called Mini tool partition wizard home edition http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html. or third option is using Android parition tool here https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...sylkat.AParted
15th February 2014, 02:40 AM   |  #5  
jcwilliams's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 19
 
225 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by buhohitr

I believe link2sd required 2 partitions on the sdcard. You need to use a third party software on your PC (partition magic etc..) and use this to create 2 partitions:
* Partition 1 (FAT) is for a normal storage like copy/save files between your phone and pc
* Partition 2 (FAT32, ext2,ext3,ext4) is for moving your apps/data from phone internal storage to this partition. Your PC will not able to see this partition.
Due to limitation of FAT32 or FAT you limited to max of only 32gb, by using a third party software on your pc like formatfat32 could over come this limitation. I use linux software called "Gpart" http://gparted.org/download.php ,since Gpart is a linux it won't run on Windows, you need to download the iso image then use imburner to burn the iso to cd, then change your PC to first boot from CD instead of Harddisk. A second method is use Windows free software called Mini tool partition wizard home edition http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html. or third option is using Android parition tool here https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...sylkat.AParted

Yea I'm using minitool wizard now.
Here's a pic of what I'm trying to do.
Click image for larger version

Name:	uploadfromtaptalk1392428085536.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	60.5 KB
ID:	2579993

This is what it looks like when I hit apply.
Click image for larger version

Name:	uploadfromtaptalk1392428360294.jpg
Views:	48
Size:	99.2 KB
ID:	2579994
I think this SD card is bad bc if you notice it says I'm using GB on each partition but that's obviously not true. Idk what's going on here.... :banghead:
15th February 2014, 02:54 AM   |  #6  
jcwilliams's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 19
 
225 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2010
I'm trying to follow this
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2126363

[GUIDE] [FAT32] [EXT4] [SWAP] [2.3+] How to Partition your Android MicroSD Card
15th February 2014, 03:52 AM   |  #7  
jcwilliams's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 19
 
225 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcwilliams

I'm trying to follow this
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2126363

[GUIDE] [FAT32] [EXT4] [SWAP] [2.3+] How to Partition your Android MicroSD Card

well we can put this thread as closed. i clicked reboot on my phone and now it wont respond at all. wont charge wont turn on wont let me into download mode or anything. this sucks
thanks for the help though.
15th February 2014, 06:24 AM   |  #8  
buhohitr's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 1,619
 
5,434 posts
Join Date:Joined: Nov 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcwilliams

well we can put this thread as closed. i clicked reboot on my phone and now it wont respond at all. wont charge wont turn on wont let me into download mode or anything. this sucks
thanks for the help though.

How did you brick your phone? About the partition your sdcard, it's not the card it's the mini tool software, it's unreliable. If you have time use Gparted and you should see everything is working as expected. Use the linke to download Gparted iso image, then burn the image to cd, this will create a linux OS on the CD, put the cd in your pc, reboot then hit F12, you should see a boot menu, just select boot from CD, then keep hitting enter when prompt, finally you will see the interface to repartition. The operation is exactly the same as Mini tool.
16th February 2014, 01:28 AM   |  #9  
jcwilliams's Avatar
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 19
 
225 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2010
Idk all I did was shut my phone down and now it won't boot back up or anything. No charging indicator lights....nothing. This sucks. I didn't do anything to the phone recently...
But after doing research I guess Samsung had this problem happen a lot.

Sent from my GT-N8013 using Tapatalk 2
16th February 2014, 04:39 AM   |  #10  
buhohitr's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 1,619
 
5,434 posts
Join Date:Joined: Nov 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcwilliams

Idk all I did was shut my phone down and now it won't boot back up or anything. No charging indicator lights....nothing. This sucks. I didn't do anything to the phone recently...
But after doing research I guess Samsung had this problem happen a lot.

Sent from my GT-N8013 using Tapatalk 2

Just a shot, but take your battery out, wait 5 min, plug in your wall charger, then reinstall your battery and see if your phone turn on.

Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes