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drewsdad
A while back I reformatted my 512 Sandisk SD to ext2 in order to move most of my programs onto it and save room on my 5500's internal memory. I have only been able to install a couple of programs on it, everything else fails to set up, it won't even accept files transferred for storage. Did I overlook any step beyond reformatting?

Thanks.
ybiC
My experience (SL6000L, Sharp ROM) has been that most programs won't install to SD or CF, and only work properly when installed to internal flash. So you're probably not doing anything wrong - that's just the way it is. Internal, hard-coded stuff with the OS, eh.

But if you've installed programs like dictionaries, Bible readers, Gutenbooks and the like, you can probably install their data directories to SD or CF, which could account for substantial space savings on internal flash.
drewsdad
I appreciate the response, but I used to have a fair number of programs installed on my old Lexar 128 SD formatted as FAT and I could easily transfer files to it. I formatted the Sandisk to EXT2 hoping to make it easier to install even more programs to it. Nothing appears to be outwardly wrong with the card's setup, but I can't put anything more on it. I was hoping that by this time we were well beyond the previous Sandisk snafu's, but maybe not.



QUOTE(ybiC @ Jun 16 2005, 07:11 AM)
My experience (SL6000L, Sharp ROM) has been that most programs won't install to SD or CF, and only work properly when installed to internal flash.  So you're probably not doing anything wrong - that's just the way it is.  Internal, hard-coded stuff with the OS, eh.

But if you've installed programs like dictionaries, Bible readers, Gutenbooks and the like, you can probably install their data directories to SD or CF, which could account for substantial space savings on internal flash.
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chal
QUOTE(drewsdad @ Jun 16 2005, 01:09 PM)
A while back I reformatted my 512 Sandisk SD to ext2 in order to move most of my programs onto it and save room on my 5500's internal memory.  I have only been able to install a couple of programs on it, everything else fails to set up, it won't even accept files transferred for storage.  Did I overlook any step beyond reformatting?

Thanks.
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What rom are you using? I have tKc rom 1.0.on a 5500. I install almost all of my progs to a sandisk 512mb sd (formatted ext 2) with no pronblem. There are a few that will give the message "only available for internal memory (konqeror is one I can think of offhand)," but that is the exception. As a rule, progs installed to sd work fine for me and without any noticable difference from the same progs installed to internal memory. Never had the infamous sandisk problem.
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