Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,731,852 Members 42,362 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

Step by Step: How to partition ext2 with Paragon Partition Manager 9.0 - windows vers

Tip us?
 
robpet2
Old
(Last edited by robpet2; 7th August 2009 at 10:44 PM.)
#1  
robpet2's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 77
Posts: 2,747
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Virginia
Default Step by Step: How to partition ext2 with Paragon Partition Manager 9.0 - windows vers

HOW TO PARTION WITH PARAGON PARTITION MANAGER

**** YOU WILL LOSE ANY INFO ON THE SDCARD - PLEASE BACK UP IMPORTANT INFO PRIOR TO STARTING THIS PROCESS ***
**** these are instructions for Windows XP ***

***** if you are using Windows Vista - You need to change the permissions to Administrative in order for this to work - RIGHT CLICK ON THE START BUTTON AND GO TO ADMIN SETTINGS - even if you are the only user of the PC

have the sdcard in the card reader or in the phone mounted to the pc !!!!

OPEN PARTITION MANAGER...
CLICK ON PARTITION MANAGER IN THE LOWER RIGHT HAND CORNER..

then click on the line that represents the sdcard, and right click on it, and choose format partition.. name the volume label - fat32
then click format..

computer might hang for a minute or 2, and then a popup will come up and say click GREEN CHECK to apply changes..

click the GREEN CHECK IN THE TOOLBAR AREA..

you will then see another pop up show - apply changes, choose yes, then you will see OVERALL PROGRESS AND GEARS TURNING.. LET IT PROCESS AND TAKE ITS TIME.. DONT HIT CANCEL..

when its done the cancel button at the bottom will change to Close.. click it..
AND THE FIRST STAGE IS DONE...

NOW ITS TIME TO CREATE THE EXT2 PARTITION..

Now on the Left side of the screen click Create partition.. and a screen will now show Create New Partition Wizard... it lets you chose which drive to partition ( make sure you chose the sdcard - it will be the one with the smallest volume/size of the sdcard in gbs.. should be on the bottom )...

HIT NEXT

now a slider will appear where it says new volume....

move the slider with the mouse, and make it how big you want it.. for ext2 partiiton about 500mb to 1gb is plenty... 500mb is good size.. ( size wont be exact so get it close to the size you want..

WHEN DONE CLICK NEXT...

NOW IT GIVES YOU THE OPTION TO FORMAT THE PARTITION...

CLICK THE PARTITION TYPE DROPDOWN MENU AND CHOSE LINUX EXT2... AND GIVE IT A VOLUME LABEL OF ext2.
then click next...

PC WILL PROCESS AND HOURGLASS WILL SHOW WHERE THE MOUSE POINTER IS.. AND THEN A POP UP WILL SHOW - SAYING -
COMPLETING THE CREATE NEW PARTTITION WIZARD..

CLICK FINISH...

THEN IT TAKES YOU BACK TO THE SCREEN SHOWING THE DRIVES, AND WHAT YOU CREATED, AND THE OPTION AT THE TOP WILL SAY - APPLY ... choose apply
THEN IT WILL ASK YOU TO - APPLY PENDING CHANGES AGAIN, choose yes..

NOW YOU WILL SEE THE GEARS WORKING AGAIN.. LET IT RUN TILL IT SAYS complete..
*it will take a few minutes to process.. let it run...

you might get a pop up for the sdcard drive as a open folder on the pc just showing that its done, just go back to paragon and let it finish running...

once complete you will get a pop up saying SYSTEM RESTART IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE OPERATION.. CHOSE RESTART THE COMPUTER...

You will see a paragon manager screen, that will hang for a almost a minute, and then the bar will fill saying 100 percent complete, press any key to reboot the pc..

AS LONG AS THERE IS NO ERRORS, YOUR DONE..

FORMAT COMPLETE..

PARAGON WILL START UP ON ITS OWN, AND SHOW THE PARTITIONS AS BEING COMPLETE..

----
*****edit

Originally Posted by Androidandy
check that the ext2 partition is good by typing busybox df -h in terminal.

************************************************** **********EDIT *****************
If your having issues using paragon partition manager, and trying to make a linux swap partition, try these instructions for formating thru Cyanogens newest recovery


Formatting you SDcard

You only need to do this once folks..if you already have 3 partitions including linux-swap move to step 2

You need Recovery image 1.31 to do this folks!

To format card SD card with linux-swap WARNING!!! this will reformat you entire SD card!!

You can use the recovery console and parted to format SDcards with 1.31 folks, no more going through hassles you have the tools on you G1!...here is an example of how to do this in recovery console using parted

Example for 8GB card (specific value's may be slightly different use print to verify your total SDcard size~!

Reboot and enter recovery
Enter console
#parted /dev/block/mmcblk0
#print (to verfiy we know what size card we are dealing with, the details should be straight forward)
rm 1
rm 2
mkpartfs primary fat32 0 7584
mkpartfs primary ext2 7584 8127
mkpartfs primary linux-swap 8127 8159

#print (to verify we have the 3 partitions)

Example for my 4GB card

#parted /dev/block/mmcblk0
#print (to verfiy we know what size card we are dealing with, the details should be straight forward * then grab a calculator to figure the exact amounts... as shown below that is an example..)
rm 1
rm 2
mkpartfs primary fat32 0 3420
mkpartfs primary ext2 3420 3932
mkpartfs primary linux-swap 3932-3964

"End?" you need to place the last value for the linux swap eg.3964 for my 4GB card

#print (to verify we have the 3 partitions)

Next we need to "quit" parted and upgrade our ext2 partition to ext3

#upgrade_fs

Swap value is set to 30 currently, you can change this by modifying the "echo" value for swappiness in the a2sd.sh script

swap partition shouldnt be no larger than 92mb
ext2/3 partition shouldnt be more than 500mb ( more than that is too much )
( directions from a post by justanothercrowd )
Samsung Galaxy S 3 - Verizon Pebble Blue 32GB
Aokp JB Build 3
PARANOIDANDROID 2.13 rom
* CleanRom 2.5 * - CURRENT
SynergyROM VZW S3 v1.7 (Bounce back rom )

HTC EVO 4G VIEW TABLET - ROOTED - for sale

gtalk/fring: kaysesoze
Follow Me on Twitter
GOOGLE+
Donate
 
biz18434
Old
#2  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 1
Posts: 10
Join Date: Oct 2007
Thank You, for a great post but, can you please fix this link *** word docx with screenshots - http://kaysesoze.wordpress.com/wp-ad...ttachment_id=4
When I signed in I received the following message "You are not allowed to edit this attachment." Again THANK YOU,
V/R
Biz
 
toconfuze1
Old
#3  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 2
Join Date: May 2009
Location: escalon
Default stuck

I installed paragon parttition manager 9 pro trial version after installtion I reboot and , it brought me to the blu paragon advance recovery screen...I notice I forgot to back up my sd card...but it won't let me out of this screen...tried rebooting it still brought me back to this screen...is there any solution for this problem....its gotta be something easy...I just don't know what to do to get back to my desktop.....HELP!!!!!!!!!PLEASE!!!
 
robpet2
Old
#4  
robpet2's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 77
Posts: 2,747
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Virginia
Quote:
Originally Posted by biz18434 View Post
Thank You, for a great post but, can you please fix this link *** word docx with screenshots - http://kaysesoze.wordpress.com/wp-ad...ttachment_id=4
When I signed in I received the following message "You are not allowed to edit this attachment." Again THANK YOU,
V/R
Biz
thanks for bringing that to my attention.. will try and fix it..
Quote:
Originally Posted by toconfuze1 View Post
I installed paragon parttition manager 9 pro trial version after installtion I reboot and , it brought me to the blu paragon advance recovery screen...I notice I forgot to back up my sd card...but it won't let me out of this screen...tried rebooting it still brought me back to this screen...is there any solution for this problem....its gotta be something easy...I just don't know what to do to get back to my desktop.....HELP!!!!!!!!!PLEASE!!!
during the paragon process it says do not interrupt it while it is formating, cause you pc can become unstable. and thats exactly what you did.. u might be able to press the esc button, i believe it gives that option at the bottom of the screen to exit it properly. but rebooting was wrong...
anytime u FORMAT any drive or card you will lose information, thats pc fundamentals... will add the issue about losing info to orig post..
Samsung Galaxy S 3 - Verizon Pebble Blue 32GB
Aokp JB Build 3
PARANOIDANDROID 2.13 rom
* CleanRom 2.5 * - CURRENT
SynergyROM VZW S3 v1.7 (Bounce back rom )

HTC EVO 4G VIEW TABLET - ROOTED - for sale

gtalk/fring: kaysesoze
Follow Me on Twitter
GOOGLE+
Donate
 
toconfuze1
Old
#5  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 2
Join Date: May 2009
Location: escalon
Default was stuck

thanks a lot....fixed
 
stonefurry
Old
(Last edited by stonefurry; 8th May 2009 at 08:18 AM.) Reason: fixed
#6  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 21
Join Date: Apr 2008
Default Help

I know I am always running into problems. But i am freakin out about this and i don't know if this is the right thread to be posting this or maybe someone can lead me to other thread with this fix.

Question

First i partitioned my mini sd card using my G1 with paragon manager and when everything was done the computer restarts.

But the weired thing is that now when i mount my G1. My G1 is recognized by my computer but it does not show me the storage device on my computer folder or even prompt me with opening a folder for my storoge card. I am freakin out.

Things i tried.

1. Rebooted my phone
2. nandrroid backup restore
3. restarted my computer
4. changed minisd cards.
5. uninstalling the usb android driver and reapplying it
6. went to usb debug on the settings on the phone

nothing worked.

Thanks . Any help would do.

------------------------
Fix ******Update

It took me alot of time to figure this out. if anyone gets this problem just assign your sdcard a Letter. Example: E: Drive.

When i look at these tutorials it does not mention anything like that.

thanks anyways
Black G1 - Rooted - JF's ADP 1.1 - hardSPL
 
robpet2
Old
#7  
robpet2's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 77
Posts: 2,747
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Virginia
Quote:
Originally Posted by stonefurry View Post
I know I am always running into problems. But i am freakin out about this and i don't know if this is the right thread to be posting this or maybe someone can lead me to other thread with this fix.

Question

First i partitioned my mini sd card using my G1 with paragon manager and when everything was done the computer restarts.

But the weired thing is that now when i mount my G1. My G1 is recognized by my computer but it does not show me the storage device on my computer folder or even prompt me with opening a folder for my storoge card. I am freakin out.

Things i tried.

1. Rebooted my phone
2. nandrroid backup restore
3. restarted my computer
4. changed minisd cards.
5. uninstalling the usb android driver and reapplying it
6. went to usb debug on the settings on the phone

nothing worked.

Thanks . Any help would do.
1. did you do the fat32 first, then ext2 second ?
2. did you mount the sdcard to the pc ?
3. may show as F drive on your pc !!!
Samsung Galaxy S 3 - Verizon Pebble Blue 32GB
Aokp JB Build 3
PARANOIDANDROID 2.13 rom
* CleanRom 2.5 * - CURRENT
SynergyROM VZW S3 v1.7 (Bounce back rom )

HTC EVO 4G VIEW TABLET - ROOTED - for sale

gtalk/fring: kaysesoze
Follow Me on Twitter
GOOGLE+
Donate
 
Androidandy
Old
#8  
Member
Thanks Meter 2
Posts: 35
Join Date: Mar 2009
I used PM 10, it is very easy. However when the program wants to reboot it says there is an error, but I check that the ext2 partition is good by typing busybox df -h in terminal.
I've partitioned several cards now and they all work.

I found that doing a wipe then installing Lucid's rom.
I reinstall my applications from mybackup pro and downloading others from the market.

I test everything is working fine, then and only then I use the scripts that Lucid posted.

To recap ensure that busybox recognises the ext2 partition then wipe, install Lucids rom
 
robpet2
Old
#9  
robpet2's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 77
Posts: 2,747
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Virginia
Quote:
Originally Posted by Androidandy View Post
I used PM 10, it is very easy. However when the program wants to reboot it says there is an error, but I check that the ext2 partition is good by typing busybox df -h in terminal.
I've partitioned several cards now and they all work.

I found that doing a wipe then installing Lucid's rom.
I reinstall my applications from mybackup pro and downloading others from the market.

I test everything is working fine, then and only then I use the scripts that Lucid posted.

To recap ensure that busybox recognises the ext2 partition then wipe, install Lucids rom
thank you for the info..
was looking for the commands to verify that the ext2 partition is done correctly, and of course it verifies that busybox is working also..
Samsung Galaxy S 3 - Verizon Pebble Blue 32GB
Aokp JB Build 3
PARANOIDANDROID 2.13 rom
* CleanRom 2.5 * - CURRENT
SynergyROM VZW S3 v1.7 (Bounce back rom )

HTC EVO 4G VIEW TABLET - ROOTED - for sale

gtalk/fring: kaysesoze
Follow Me on Twitter
GOOGLE+
Donate
 
Sheldonjace
Old
#10  
Sheldonjace's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 133
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Dallas, TX
I'm having a large issue with my new Micro SD card.

When using PM and my MicroSD in an SD adapter it allows me to format and create partitions successfully JUST FINE with my Sandisk 2gb which is probably a class 2 or just not a class at all...it doesn't say on the card at all.

BUT I just bought a Transcend 8gb Class 6 HC card and when using the SD adapter the computer recognizes it just fine to open and view files...BUT Paragon says its "Invalid" and won't allow me to format, partition, or anything.

I have no idea what needs to be done differently. It works just fine in the phone and moving files but Paragon won't recognize it or allow it to be modified.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


XDA PORTAL POSTS

Draw a Line and Let Your Device Do the Rest with LineitApp

Over the years, since evenbefore Android entered the scene, we have striven to … more

[APK] Chrome Beta 37 Brings First Traces of Material Design

With Android L on the horizon, it’s no surprise that Google’s … more

Immersive Mode on Unrooted Devices with GMD Full Screen Immersive Mode

Everyone likes screen real estate–no question about that. The … more

Android Wear App Review: EchoWear Song Search – XDA Developer TV

Yesterday on XDA Developer TV, Producer AdamOutler tore down a Samsung … more