2nd Partition on SD card?

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Jun 16, 2009

2nd Partition on SD card? by RR99i at 3:59 PM (959 Views / 0 Likes) 3 replies

  1. RR99i
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    Newcomer RR99i Member

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    Hi everyone [​IMG],

    I was wondering if it's possible to have two partitions on my 8GB SD card? What I'm wanting to do is, have the first partition with my homebrew apps and games. Then, my second partition using WBFS manager for my backups. Right now, I'm using my MP3 Player which supports SD cards. My PC's card reader doesn't support SDHC cards. I don't know if a can still used my MP3 player for doing this or will I have to buy a USB card reader?
     
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    You sure can, thing is... you have to use linux.
    Gnome Partition Editor:
    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

    Look for the LiveCD, which is a bootable "temp" OS. Then you can partition the SD card and prep it.

    Google a bit about how to do this in nix, should be relevant documentation out there.

    MD
     
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    Newcomer RR99i Member

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    Would there any workaround for Windows? I've tired Arconis Disk Director, which seems to make a partition on the SD card. But the biggest problem I'm finding from me and the Internet. Windows doesn't want to show the other partition. With my luck, making another partition makes all of them on the SD card, not show up. [​IMG] I've been told it's better just to get another SD card. But this method I'm trying to do, would make my SD card pretty much full.
     
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    Newcomer mdmachine Member

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    As far as I know, windows does not support working with partitions on SD cards. So its questionable if you actually made a proper partition to begin with.

    I would assume if its been properly partitioned windows would then read it, but that's only an assumption.

    Maybe I'll tinker around with gparted and see if it works, but don't hold yer breath... lol

    MD
     

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