How to Partition sdcard with Paragon Partition Manager 9.0

•May 7, 2009 • 7 Comments

HOW TO PARTION WITH PARAGON PARTITION MANAGER

***** ALL INFORMATION  ON THE SDCARD WILL BE DELETED WHEN FORMATING *****

****  these are instructions for Windows XP *** 

***** if you are using Windows Vista – You need to change the permissions to Administrative in order for this to work – RIGHT CLICK ON THE START BUTTON AND GO TO ADMIN SETTINGS  – even if you are the only user of the PC 

have the sdcard in the card reader or in the phone mounted to the pc !!!!

OPEN PARTITION MANAGER…

CLICK ON PARTITION MANAGER IN THE LOWER RIGHT HAND CORNER..

then click on the line that represents the sdcard, and right click on it, and choose format partition.. name the volume label – fat32

then click format..

computer might hang for a minute or 2, and then a popup will come up and say click GREEN CHECK  to apply changes..

click the GREEN CHECK IN THE TOOLBAR AREA..

you will then see another pop up show – apply changes,

choose yes, then you will see OVERALL PROGRESS AND GEARS TURNING.. LET IT PROCESS AND TAKE ITS TIME.. DONT HIT CANCEL..

when its done the cancel button at the bottom will change to Close.. click it..

AND THE FIRST STAGE IS DONE…

NOW ITS TIME TO CREATE THE EXT2 PARTITION..

Now on the Left side of the screen click Create partition.. and a screen will now show Create New Partition Wizard… it lets you chose which drive to partition ( make sure you chose the sdcard – it will be the one with the smallest volume/size of the sdcard in gbs.. should be on the bottom )…

HIT NEXT

now a slider will appear where it says new volume….

move the slider with the mouse, and make it how big you want it.. for ext2 partiiton about 500mb to 1gb is plenty…

500mb is good size.. ( size wont be exact so get it close to the size you want)..

WHEN DONE CLICK NEXT…

NOW IT GIVES YOU THE OPTION TO FORMAT THE PARTITION…

CLICK THE PARTITION TYPE DROPDOWN MENU AND CHOSE LINUX EXT2… AND GIVE IT A VOLUME LABEL OF ext2.

then click next…

PC WILL PROCESS AND HOURGLASS WILL SHOW WHERE THE MOUSE POINTER IS.. AND THEN A POP UP WILL SHOW – SAYING –

COMPLETING THE CREATE NEW PARTTITION WIZARD.. 

CLICK FINISH…

THEN IT TAKES YOU BACK TO THE SCREEN SHOWING THE DRIVES, AND WHAT YOU CREATED, AND THE OPTION AT THE TOP WILL SAY – APPLY … choose apply

THEN IT WILL ASK YOU TO – APPLY PENDING CHANGES AGAIN, choose yes..

NOW YOU WILL SEE THE GEARS WORKING AGAIN.. LET IT RUN TILL IT SAYS complete..

*it will take a few minutes to process.. let it run…

you might get a pop up for the sdcard drive as a open folder on the pc just showing that its done, just go back to paragon and let it finish running…

once complete you will get a pop up saying SYSTEM

RESTART IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE OPERATION.. CHOSE RESTART THE COMPUTER…

You will see a paragon manager screen, that will hang for a almost a minute, and then the bar will fill saying 100 percent complete, press any key to reboot the pc..

AS LONG AS THERE ARE NO ERRORS, YOUR DONE..

FORMAT COMPLETE..

PARAGON WILL START UP ON ITS OWN, AND SHOW THE PARTITION AS BEING COMPLETE..

****edit****Originally Posted by Androidandy from xda developersI check that the ext2 partition is good by typing busybox df -h in terminal.

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edit :  Please leave a comment if you uses my tutorial.. Give me motivation to make another Step by Step for G1 users..

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•April 27, 2009 • Leave a Comment

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