Originally Posted by tajlund
I think I'm going to partition the card and use link 2 sd, anyone have experience with this? Does it work as advertised? At least this way I can add half the card to the internal and have half the card to store media.
I have done this.
I will be honest and say I've not ready any of the previous posts to understand your problem but to help quickly with Link2SD...
First and foremost, not all phones can recognise all disk formats. Your best bet is to format the SD card on your computer using FAT as all phones can read this format. Make two partitions, both primary. Preferably, so you lose no data, backup your SD card then split the current partition into two partitions, both primary and the new one FAT.
Link2SD does require root and busybox.
Now when you put the card back in, the first partition will act like a normal SD card and Link2SD will create a mount script for the second partition so that it mounts at boot as part of the system.
The only think Link2SD does is gives you the ability to link non-system files to the SD. What that means basically is that the application and/or dalvik-cache file and/or library files are moved to that second partition you created and a symlink is created that causes the phone to believe the applications are installed to the internal device memory.
It does work as advertised, I have and currently use it, but I don't know if it will help with what your problem is (as I didn't read).
Now the reason I used it was because the Stock Samsung ROM's (Android 2.3.5- at last 4.0.1) have some sort of error where if too many apps are installed to the SD, it goes into rebooting infinitely. The Link2SD fixed that issue for me. I've called Samsung 3 times and sent them tons of information about this well documented and well known bug and anyone else who ever has, and some people also have and tell me that Samsung had no idea of this issue.