[TUTORIAL] Removing emuNAND from SD Card

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  1. WhoAmI?
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    As the title says, lets remove the emuNAND partition from the SD card.


    **EVERYTHING ON THE SD CARD WILL BE ERASED DURING THIS PROCESS!**
    **The Diskpart tutorial is for Windows 7 and later. I'm using Windows 8.1.**

    **This is aimed at people who want to have full access to their spare SD cards, i.e. You've upgraded to another SD and you want to use this one for something else**

    Diskpart Method (Windows):

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Gparted Method, by MrJason005:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Alternative method advised by rsc-pl (Windows) :

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Another method, suggested by nastys (Ubuntu):

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    So yeah - choose whatever suits your taste.

    I'm a lazy fuck, so sorry if I don't pay attention to your comments :P
     


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    Good tutorial if you don't wanna install anything. Good job^^
     
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    This is mainly aimed at people who want to upgrade their SD card but then if they want to use the old one, they don't have full access to it.
     
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    Another alternative is using SDFormater.
     
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    Yeah, I guess. I personally prefer to use OS-native tools. Less junk on my computer and I just feel more comfortable using this method. Just my preference, of course :P I like keeping things old-school (CLI's).
     
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    You can use a GParted live disc and just drag the FAT32 partition over where emuNAND was, it'll keep your files :P

    If you use VMWare like I do it's super easy, I have a VM dedicated to just formatting stuff LOL
     
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    You do realize that using GParted is how you fix the Windows 8 repair loop...
     
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    Neat!
    Maybe I'll make a tutorial for GParted users later.
     
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    1. install SDFormater
    2. format
     
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    I made a tutorial for GParted. Maybe add it to the OP?
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    MrJason005 Just added to the OP. Thank you! This is a really good tutorial that you've put together :).
     
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    I'll change it xD
     
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    WhoAmI? said that he did not want to install aditional programs and such, and wanted to use the stock tools he had.
    GParted is just an alternative solution
     
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    That method would work to. I was trying to keep to OS-Native tools. The diskpart method only takes a few seconds, imo.
     
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    I skimmed through it. I didn't pay close attention to the steps. *Facepalms myself* :sleep:

    Edit: I thought you were using GParted to expand the FS, so I didn't read the part about erasing fat 32. Ubuntu lets people expand their FS, I believe. I assumed gparted lets you do the same.
     
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    yeah, but gparted is not for windows ;) and app with gui is always more friendly for most users.
     
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    I put your comment in the OP (If you don't mind) ;). I guess users have 3 options.
     
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    "You can use a GParted live disc and just drag the FAT32 partition over where emuNAND was, it'll keep your files" - I thought you did that :O