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I have the same thing - my guess is the OS is trying to re-mount both the 'internal' and external sd cards - but it can't remount the internal (probably because it was never dismounted, as we only see one drive on the PC now) and gives this stupid error cause it doesn't see the fs it expected.

I think your probably spot on there. The partition never gets unmounted and passed to Windows so when it gets 'unmounted' to be passed back it doesn't respond as expected so throws an error. Either way it doesn't seem to affect anything other than the error message it gives. If you have the storage swap bug I guess that is better than your storage getting swapped on every boot.

Edited by Cyda, 14 November 2012 - 11:15 PM.

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Funnily enough, I never had the storage swap bug. I guess the advantage of this over Link2Int is that apps will still run while the phone is connected to a PC.
But I gather that CM backups don't backup this partition? Would backups work with the Link2Int mod?

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Funnily enough, I never had the storage swap bug. I guess the advantage of this over Link2Int is that apps will still run while the phone is connected to a PC.
But I gather that CM backups don't backup this partition? Would backups work with the Link2Int mod?

Yeah, they work with Link2Int because it doesn't change the format of the partition. The reason CWM backups don't work with this mod is because CWM expects a different format - it would be possible to compile a CWM that works with this mod but if you don't have the swap bug it is far easier to just use Link2Int.

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Thanks for the quick reponse Cyda - as I'm already using Int2sdext2 and moved about a gig of stuff over, I can see an evening of moving everything back to SD, uninstalling Int2sdext2, installing the Link2Int mod, and moving apps again :)

Ah the joys of being a geek :P

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Sorry for the long post, but I'm really struggling with this. Since upgrading to ICS (I'm running Stock+, after having used the Yoigo B944 update.app, rooted, etc.) my phone suffers from the "default storage swap" bug. Every time I select "Restart" from the phone's power button menu, storage defaults to Internal.

The problem I'm having is that even with this mod (with the internal SD formatted to ext4) the phone *still* defaults to Internal Storage after a Restart! But the fact that the internal SD is now ext4 prevents the phone from using the internal SD (it shows as "Total space 0.00B" System Settings... Storage). And when I then try to change the Default storage location back from Internal to SD card, the phone sits forever showing the "Switching.... Please wait" message.

Unfortunately I can't take any screenshots of this behaviour, because the phone says it's out of storage when it tries to save the screenshot (of course!).

I was wondering whether I was falling foul of using the wrong CWM version, so I changed from CWM-6 to CWM-5.0.2.8 without improvement. I've installed / uninstalled the Mod many times.

I then experimented by manually formatting the Internal SD as ext4 (using MiniTool Partition Wizard on my PC) without installing the Mod (so no Link2SD). This resulted in the same behaviour as above, so I don't think it's related to the Mod itself. I had to reformat the Internal SD as FAT32 to allow the phone to swap the Default storage back to SD Card.

Has anybody else seen this behaviour? Has anybody who actually suffers from the "default storage swap" bug actually used this Mod to solve the problem?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions! This Mod is a great idea, and has a lot of potential....

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Has anybody who suffers from the "default storage swap" bug actually used this Mod, apart from me?

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Has anybody who suffers from the "default storage swap" bug actually used this Mod, apart from me?

From the responses I would guess no.

I assume you have tried a full format of your card in Windows? What card size/rating is it btw?

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Hi Cyda. Thanks for your reply.

Yes, I've done a full (not quick) format of the Card in Windows using an SD Card reader. It's an 8GB class 4 card that came with my Nokia 5800 a few years ago :huh:

Do you have any idea why an Ext4-formatted internal SD can apparently be mounted by the phone, but not usable?

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Hi Cyda. Thanks for your reply.

Yes, I've done a full (not quick) format of the Card in Windows using an SD Card reader. It's an 8GB class 4 card that came with my Nokia 5800 a few years ago :huh:

Do you have any idea why an Ext4-formatted internal SD can apparently be mounted by the phone, but not usable?

I've not seen this happen but when I talked about this method with tillaz he mentioned that he thought it was possible this could happen, and I guess he was bang on.

I had the swap bug when I first moved to ICS and it didn't matter which rom I used it was always there on reboot, in the end I bought a new class 10 sdcard and the problem went away. Strangely, the old card was also a class 10 (it was as much an upgrade from 16gb to 32gb as a attempt to fix this bug) and after a while I ended up full formatting it then trying it again in the phone to try to reproduce the problem to test this mod, and I could never get the bug to happen.

TL;DR: maybe try a different sdcard.

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maybe try a different sdcard.


Well, yes, my new 16GB Class 10 Samsung card arrived yesterday, and I'm pleased to report that it's cured the "defaults to internal" bug for me.

If my experience is representative, I think that Int2sdext2 should probably be marked as "a good idea, but turns out not to work after all". I have been using your Link2Int mod very successully, though. I thoroughly recommend that to anyone who wants to use the 2GB of internal SD space for something useful - thanks Cyda!

Edited by dwvl, 30 November 2012 - 10:47 AM.

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Well, yes, my new 16GB Class 10 Samsung card arrived yesterday, and I'm pleased to report that it's cured the "defaults to internal" bug for me.

If my experience is representative, I think that Int2sdext2 should probably be marked as "a good idea, but turns out not to work after all". I have been using your Link2Int mod very successully, though. I thoroughly recommend that to anyone who wants to use the 2GB of internal SD space for something useful - thanks Cyda!

Glad to here you fixed the problem, I know how annoying that bug is. As for the mod; I completely agree with your comments and have removed the mod from the first post.

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Awesome mod. After struggling with other guides, this works great on CM10. N1!

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