Originally Posted by Robbie P
Which recovery did you use to install the rom? does it have facility to backup ext partitions? I know macs18max edited SDrecovery can do this from the first post here http://forum.xda-developers.com/hd2-...0-101-t3251438 others can too.
titanium backup can be found in play store, free and paid versions. haven't used it myself for a while and only used free one. people on this forum swear by it though.
tytung's NativeSD backup might have to be searched for, I'm afraid.
Don't know why your ext partition is not showing up. What rom(s) are you using?
magldr or clk?
Sounds like you will have to use a backup method from the phone as opposed to pc, to store the contents on your FAT partition, then move/copy them to pc.
does this make sense?
Thanks again Robbie. Tis whole thing gets wierder as follows:
I'm using Nexus HD2 Jellybean-CM10_V1.3a as the rom. In the recovery directory of the SD card there's the Jellybean rom as mentioned, clrcad (dated 8/7/2010, haret, initrd.zip, startup text document & zImage (dated 5/9/2012).
There's also a NativeSD directory with the same files as the recovery directory.
Running Haret from the recovery directory takes me to 4EXT Recovery v2.2.7 RC5.
It also shows: E: can't find misc
E: failed to find "cache" partition to mount at "/cache".
In the info section it lists the sd-ext partition ext4 1012MiB free 135.5mb, sdcard fat32 14175 MiB free 8.0gb.
Attempt to backup fails as can't find cache partition, boot, recovery logs on E:
I loaded the Paragon software on my newer laptop but no ext partition was found. I then loaded the Paragon software on an older laptop and hey presto the partition was there. I tried to back this up on the pc but had repeated problems with files not being read. Then suddenly the ext partition disappeared on the pc but phone booted into Android-phew!.
I tried on the 1st pc and suddenly it recognised the ext partition. I tried backing up the partition but again had read problems. The fat32 partition backed up without 1 error.
So where do I go now? I don't want to loose the data in the ext partition but don't seem to be able to backup. Any suggestions welcome.