How Should I Partition a 256gb SD Card For Emunand?

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  1. rambutann
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    I bought a 256gb SD card which is an upgrade from 64gb. How should I partition the card so I can install the max. no of games? I set around 30gb for the accessible FAT partition but when I try to install BOTW (17gb) Goldleaf is giving me 'insufficient space' error. How should I go about doing this? Are the games installed on the 1st or 2nd partition?
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  2. LeMageFro

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    When you install a NSP with goldleaf it gives you the choice to either install it on your SD card, in which case it will be installed on the first partition, or to install it on the internal memory, in which case it will be installed on the second partition if you do it from emuNAND. So in your case if you chose to install it on the SD card you should have enough space.
     
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    Ah I see. So is it completely safe to install on the internal storage? My internal storage partition is almost 200gb but only around 29gb is showing in data management in settings. Is this normal?
     
  4. LeMageFro

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    I'm not sure but I would assume it's not normal, maybe the OS doesn't recognize the space properly. Also I had misread your post I thought you had kept 30GB for the emuNAND partition not for the FAT one, that's why I said you should install it to your SD and not to the internal storage, but yeah in your case you probably want to install it to internal storage. But I don't really see the point of having such a big emuNAND and a small SD partition, since you can install your games on the SD too ?
     
  5. NDSAK2

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    It sounds like your partitions are not set up right. should be 30GB for EmuMMC and around 200 GB for the FAT partition.
     
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    Last edited by LeMageFro, Aug 16, 2019
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    Thanks for that! I'll use that size from now on.
     
  8. Mthodmn101

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    using SX OS is a decent tool for setting up the emunand partition. Can use the partition created on atmosphere or sxos
     
  9. rambutann
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    I don't know about SX OS, I've installed CFW to save some money (at the expense of time) and it seems quite counterintuitive to buy a CFW for such a steep price when there are other CFWs like Atmosphere which can do pretty much the same stuff for free (with some adjustments e.g. signature patching and Hekate). I've just set up everything using these and it's all-g now.
     
  10. Mthodmn101

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    you dont need to buy sxos to partition your sd card. License is not needed
     
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