Guest RoboJ1M Posted November 10, 2014 Report Share Posted November 10, 2014 I originally (mistakenly) posted this in the development sub-forum for the Y300, if a mod could delete that for me, that would be great, ta. Hi, It's been a long time since I've dealt with such a space limited device as the Y300. I've installed Expert V4 and it's stable and fast, but you very quickly run out of storage space. Now I remember (on my HTC Desire) that you used to create a partition labelled sd-ext on the SD card, then use a script to mount points at places like /data which pointed at the sd-ext partition. I always used the helper app Mounts2SD, which appears to be a cut above everything else. That was back in the Android 2.x days, now there appears to be a toggle switch for utilising the SD card as internal space. However, on the Y300 it seems the internal eMMC has a 1GB partition mounted as an SD card. So I see TWO SD cards in storage and checking that box doesn't do anything useful, it seems to just use the fake SD card partition. It seems unlike the Desire you can't just flash a different hboot with the Y300 and reclaim space (which would be nice, you could just use LVM then!) I've read some posts about how you're supposed to just insert an SD card and toggle the "Use SD card as Internal" switch, but certainly this is not solving the space issues. Installing Mounts2SD works, and you can see there is an sd-ext partition being used but it's the internal MMC's fake SD card. What happens if you add an sd-ext partition to the SD card and have two? Can you chose which one to use? SanDisk's Extreme Pro microSD cards sustain about 2.5MB/s for 4K random reads and writes, so I'm hoping to use all the space for sd-ext and put everything on the card, including /sdcard/0 Then it's more like a permanent disk in a non-sd carded device like my Nexus4. Thanks, J1M. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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