I must admit I wouldn’t have a clue what to do if not for the help of Kierrok on xda developers forum.
Before I give the full instructions, I want to make sure that other BPDN 9 automatically have the same drive names for the SD card as mine. If they do not, then I will have to modify the instructions a little.
These instructions are intended be very thorough so that even the most technophobic of us can follow them. Sorry if I am insulting the intelligence of more advanced linux programmers amongst us. If you are comfortable installing Roebeet’s upgrade, you should be fine with these instructions. If not, get someone more technically inclined to help you.
Could someone do the following so I can make sure the drive names are the same:
-have Roebeet’s upgrade installed
-partition an SD card as FAT32 on both partitions (google it if you need instructions). The first partition should be the larger of the two. The 2nd partition will be where apps are stored from Link2SD. The first partition will be where you store music files, ebooks, etc for use in apps on the tablet. 400mb for the 2nd partition should be plenty of room. I believe the largest SD card the BPDN can take is 16gb (**I think** - correct me if I am wrong). I am using a 4gb SD card and this should be more than enough for me.
-insert the partitioned SD card into your BPDN. If you get an error that the SD card is damaged, try another card. One of mine gave this error, but the other did not. You are on your own researching what to do if all your cards say they are damaged.
- If you do not have a terminal emulator installed, install one from the market. I just used one titled “android terminal emulator” by Jack Palevich but you are free to use whichever one you want. If you choose an emulator other than “android terminal emulator”, please contact the maker of the emulator if you do not know how to use it. My instructions will specifically for ‘android terminal emulator’.
- In the terminal emulator enter the following commands at the command prompt (it may be a ‘$’ or ‘#’). You do not need to capitalize the letters. Lower case is fine. There is a space between ‘cat’ and ‘/proc/partitions’. No other spaces, though. Press [ENTER] after each line – these are entered one at a time.
When you enter these commands, you should get text like this on the emulator:
$ export PATH=/data/local/bin:$PATH
su: access granted, courtesy of www.magicandroidapps.com
rootfs / rootfs rw 0 0
/dev/root / ext3 rw,noatime,errors=continue,data=ordered 0 0
tmpfs /dev tmpfs rw,mode=755 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,mode=600 0 0
proc /proc proc rw 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw 0 0
tmpfs /tmp tmpfs rw,size=32768k 0 0
tmpfs /sqlite_stmt_journals tmpfs rw,size=4096k 0 0
/dev/block/mmcblk0p2 /system/update ext3 rw,errors=continue,data=ordered 0 0
/dev/block/mmcblk1p2 /data/sdext2 vfat rw,fmask=0000,dmask=0000,allow_utime=0022,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,errors=remount-ro 0 0
/dev/block//vold/179:3 /system/media/sdcard vfat rw,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noexec,uid=1000,gid=1015,fmask=0702,dmask=0702,allow_utime=0020,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro 0 0
/dev/block//vold/179:9 /sdcard vfat rw,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noexec,uid=1000,gid=1015,fmask=0702,dmask=0702,allow_utime=0020,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro 0 0
# cat /proc/partitions
major minor #blocks name
179 0 1953792 mmcblk0
179 1 256000 mmcblk0p1
179 2 153600 mmcblk0p2
179 3 1362383 mmcblk0p3
179 8 3872256 mmcblk1
179 9 3068383 mmcblk1p1
179 10 803250 mmcblk1p2
Email this text to yourself in the emulator by going to the emulator menu, then ‘More’, then ‘Email to’. Paste the full text from the emulator in a reply to this thread so I can check that your SD card is labeled the same as mine.
You can then close the emulator window by going to menu, then ‘Close window’. Simply pressing the ‘Home’ button will not ‘close’ the emulator. It will stay open and you will see it in your notification bar.
Once I can confirm your SD card does or does not get labeled the same, I will post full instructions on how to get Link2SD working (and it works even after reboots).
This post has been edited by NicksDad: 20 January 2012 - 02:19 PM