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    Question partitioning an sd card

    Does anyone know for sure if an Android's sd card, in my case on Droid 3, is the 3rd storage device, sd-ext, can in fact be partitioned just as a flashdrive can? And do you think even Linux can installed on it boot from it just as a bootable USB can?

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    Yes, for sure it can be partitioned. You need root access in order to make use of multiple partitions, but at least on the HTC Desire and similar phones, a common strategy is to create an ext4 format partition on the card (leaving the rest as the default fat32 format) and move some of the app storage / app cache onto that partition.

    I think you could in principle have any number of partitions, and only mount one or two on the phone. But I doubt there is any way to boot a Linux system from the SD card unless you first completely replace the boot loader in the phone's ROM. I'm sure someone's tried but I haven't heard of it being done on a regular phone - a tablet, more likely.


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    Update - more on installing Linux on an Android device:

    Install And Run Ubuntu On Your Android Device With Ubuntu Installer - Download Now | Redmond Pie
    Linux On Android

    So, now I have heard of it being done!



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    partioning-read my post about internal storage in samsung cat. u will definetly get the ans
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