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#1 pepoluan

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:26 AM

Okay, I've been trying real *real* hard to get Link2SD to work, and I keep failing...

Here's a (roughly) chronological order of how I do things:

  • Took out the microSD, split into two partitions (FAT32 + ext2) and insert.
  • Install Link2SD
  • Link2SD does not see the 2nd partition
  • Upon further investigation... the Crystal mounted the ext2 partition on external_sd instead of the FAT32 partition!
  • Repartition the microSD into FAT32 + FAT32
  • Now, the Crystal properly mounted the 1st partition instead of the 2nd ... but Link2SD still can't see the 2nd partition!
  • More exploration... apparently /data/sdext2 does not exist. Created via terminal.
  • Tried mounting 2nd partition manually:
    mount /dev/block/cardblksd1 /data/sdext2
    ... no joy. Crystal simply refused to mount the 2nd partition anywhere
  • Checked the /system/etc/install-recovery.sh file... apparently still the 'original' one, not the Link2SD one...

I've *this* close to giving up... anyone have any success in making Link2SD run properly on the Crystal?
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#2 Christian Troy

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:03 PM

if your roms has init.d support...

#!/system/bin/sh
#

if [ -b "/dev/block/cardblksd2" ]
then
	if [ -d "/data/sdext2" ]
	then
		/system/xbin/mount -t auto /dev/block/cardblksd2  /data/sdext2
	else
		mkdir /data/sdext2
		/system/xbin/mount -t auto /dev/block/cardblksd2  /data/sdext2
	fi
fi

straight from my "11link2sd" that is included in my aosp roms

Edited by Christian Troy, 23 October 2012 - 12:03 PM.

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#3 Kzrdr

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:47 PM

Hi yall,
Getting my Crystal in next week. I use Link2SD on my phone, One of the best apps on it.
I was wondering if id be able to use it on the Crystal.
I was going to ask, with the external_sd and the internal_sd being swapped on some these custom roms,
is it possable to get Link2sd working right?

@Pepoluan, let us know what you come up with.
Did ya get it working?

#4 pepoluan

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:50 AM

Hi yall,
Getting my Crystal in next week. I use Link2SD on my phone, One of the best apps on it.
I was wondering if id be able to use it on the Crystal.
I was going to ask, with the external_sd and the internal_sd being swapped on some these custom roms,
is it possable to get Link2sd working right?

@Pepoluan, let us know what you come up with.
Did ya get it working?

Well, I haven't tried it again... but since I'm now on Crystal Clear ROM, I am going to try again.
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#5 braguzz

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:20 AM

My 50c:

I've installed "GL to SD"( https://play.google....GlzdGdsQXBwIl0. )

so I can move big games data in external sd and make room in the internal one.

#6 fuser-invent

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:10 PM

Well, I haven't tried it again... but since I'm now on Crystal Clear ROM, I am going to try again.



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