[maemo-users] How to best partition the external memory card

From: Alejandro López listas.apl at googlemail.com
Date: Wed Sep 30 09:21:04 EEST 2009
Thanks Mark for your answer. I'll give it a try.


Mark escribió:
> 2009/9/27 Alejandro López <listas.apl at googlemail.com>:
>> Hi all,
>> some time ago I replaced in my N810 my old 1Gb SanDisk memory card by a new 4Gb Class-4 Micro-SDHC (with an adaptor) Kingston memory
>> card and partitioned it to have just one big partition which I formated in FAT32 (standard maemo tools). Since then I find my tablet
>> a bit slow (slower than before), specially when writing; and some things do not work as expected (i.e. the media player starts
>> updating the media library but will never end).
>> Since I read in this list that Class 4 should be enough for the N810, I was wondering if it could be the way I partitioned the
>> memory card that is posing the problem. Should I have partitioned it in several smaller partitions? Which is the recommended size
>> for a partition?
>> Any Ideas?
>> Thanks.
>> Alejandro
> I've had an 8Gb Class 6 SDHC (actually two) in my N800 since shortly
> after I got it. They are FAT32 formatted. I have had zero trouble with
> them. However, I finally disabled metalayer-crawler because it
> completely takes over the system for several minutes on bootup. If
> you've added lots of media files on your new card that may be your
> problem, in other words there's not really anything wrong other than
> bad programming and you probably can't do much about it. I'm using
> YouAmp and mplayer instead of the worthless built-in media player
> (which becomes unresponsive in a short time - it keeps playing but
> trying to click any controls is an exercise in extreme frustration).
> Mark
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