From dual booting Android on Windows Mobile OS device to install dark tremor’s a2sd, you may across various situations where you will require your sd card to be partitioned. There are numerous methods to do the same. Some require you to play with console and custom recoveries while other will require you to boot from an Ubuntu live cd. But here are 2 of the simplest & noob-friendly methods you can find over the internet to partition your sd card.
Reminder: Partitioning will wipe all data from your SD card. So take a back up of your data first.
Method 1: ClockworkMod Recovery
- Reboot into Clockworkmod recovery.
- In CWM, advanced-> partition SD card.
- Once the option is selected, you will be given options to choose the sizes for the sd-ext partition as 128,256,512,1024, 2048 ans so on. This will be the size of your first partition where apps are moved using a2sd,link2sd etc.
- Now you will be given the option to select size of an optional /swap partition on the SD card. If you don’t want a swap partition then select 0.
- The remaining space will be used for normal SD card usage. When you press ok, the recovery will do the rest for you. It may take a little time so be patient.
If you don’t have a custom recovery installed, even then you can partition your sd card very easily.
Method 2: MiniTool partition
- Download MiniTool Partition & install it on your windows machine.
Note: As a word of caution, create the partitions in a fixed sequence. Don’t skip the cycle and create the other two partitions first. For some reason if you already have partitions in your SD card, delete all your partitions in the SD card until the whole SD card is a single partition on it’s own.
- Using this partitioning free software, right click on the SD card’s partition and select “Resize”. Drag the slider to resize your partition to your desired value.
- Create an Ext2 partition (Or ext3/ext4)
Right click on the remaining space in the SD card and create an Ext 2 partition . Choose a value that you find comfortable, depending on your size of your SD card.
- Create a Linux Swap file
At this point, you should have only the last bits of your SD card left, right click on the last bit of space and create a Linux Swap file partition.
- Finally, click on the “Apply” icon at the top left hand and allow the system to make the necessary changes.
And you’re done.