Create EmuNAND without formatting the whole SD-Card?

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  1. DJPlayer
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    Hey Guys,

    since EmuNAND for N3DS is possible through ReiNAND, I wanted to test it out.
    Right now, I've a SD Card without EmuNAND-Partition.
    I'm using a 64GB SD Card which has only 4GB left.
    I don't want to wipe or dump my SD-Card just to create a EmuNAND Partition and copy all my stuff back to it.
    THis will take a lot of time...

    Is there a way to create a EmuNAND partition without the need to wipe my SD Card?
     
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    Not possible. It has to repartition the SD card to make space for the NAND, and there's no way around that.
     
  3. Arras

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    It MIGHT be possible to do every step manually and resize the existing partition, but that would probably take even MORE time.
     
  4. DJPlayer
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    I can Resize the SD-Partition and create a new Partition with EASEUS Partition Master. This won't take that much time.
    Possibly I could create a EmuNAND Partition on a 2GB SD-Card, copy this parition over to the another SD Card, resized with EASUES Partition master?
     
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    That might work? I don't know. That said, the time involved to experiment with everything, try and make sure it works etc would probably take longer than just going the format + copy back route. Besides, chances are resizing the partition might be bad for the SD card like defragmenting.
     
  6. Duo8

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    Push back the FAT32 partition about 1GB, leaving the part before it unpartitioned.
    Then make a NAND dump and write it to SD.
     
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    will try it. Could you tell me how much Space I actually need for a EmuNAND for N3DS (N3DS Nand is a way bigger than the o3DS Nand)?
     
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    Do you realise that if you did just format + copy back instead of asking for a workaround it would be already over by now ?
     
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    This will move existing data and might take a long time. It's no better than copying the files manually.