MarioPandio added a topic in Support[SOLVED] Pandora rather than Pyrrha to this rescue of a deluge....?Evening folks....
Need some help with a phone SD card issue that only Pandora can get close to solving.
Need some Linux terminal commands knowledge from those with such force, to put it bluntly.
Had a crap samsung galaxy ace bought for me ages ago, that drove me mad (low phone internal memory problem), which meant....you had to partition the external mini SD card as Fat32 and Ext2 for the apps storage space and use a program called ´Link2SD´ to shift everything to the Ext2 partition to avoid the phone going nuts.
Anyway that solved things back then, along with a 32gb SD but... I recently got given a Samsung SII (old I know by todays standards) and thats great, except I stuck with a 3gb Ext2 partition for linking apps! ............Its full and the new phone is freaking!
Problem is :
Home PC is windows. No Linux dual boot at present, or Live Cd to hand.
No Internet at present, except via the phone. So I cant download linux, or a live Cd to the PC.
Windoze based Imaging programs, (even linux based ones) can copy the Ext2 partition but not allow me to resize the partition. Or merge, or anything, into unallocated space taken from the FAT32 partition. Which is weird imhho.
Windows cannot mount !he ext2 image, or real partition, on the ext2 section to copy its files either.
Pandora can.... Yay and Yah!
Despite spare space on a Fat32 card in the Pandora, to copy the files off of the Ex2 partition...
Permission is denied in simple cut and paste.
I´m aware from these forums historically, that that´s the obvious stated blatantly to my face.
What I need is (I believe?) therefore, the correct commands to permission wrap and tarball, an extractable and restore-able version of the current 2gb Ext2 partition, into a freshly made 8gb Ext2 space?
As no windows programs will it seems (or hear my screams!)....
Pandora can solve this.... I know for sure.
Prometheus would have helped me here back then and not stolen any Megamans thunder entirely. Miss her and her chapters. Was a good book in the making that.
edited : To amend TITLE to SOLVED
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MarioPandio added a topic in SupportGParted failing to format a partitionHi, just wondering if anyone can help out with some terminal commands or alternatives to GParted, as its failing to allow me to either format or delete my SD card installations partition, in order to allow me to reinstall the SZ 160 firmware?
The primary SD card is split into BOOT (fat32), Linux Swap, ROOT (ext3) and a larger STORE (fat32) partition and suddenly it no longer accepts my correct password to boot from the SD install and is stuck in a loop requesting username and password endlessly.
Usually if GParted fails to format/delete then reformat the ROOT (ext3) partition, I use a different PC and partitioning software but I don´t have access to them at the moment.
Dosfs tools (? iirc) should be useable via GParted, can someone tell me the correct terminal commands to either reformat the ROOT partition (mmcblk0p3) to ext3, or how to delete and then remake it again in the space unallocated please?
Any advice appreciated, as its been so long since any Pandora issues (been stable for ages) I have forgotten this info.
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