I just got a new 4 gig card YAY!! now I want to partition it, so I have a vfat partition, and an ext2 partition ...
I'm using fdisk as shipped with pdaXrom beta3 - I have replaced the SD driver with the newer tetsu/cresho one (from the newer 3200 series)
I fdisk /dev/mmcda
and create two new partitions. (at cylinders 1600 and 2407)
This should give me two partitions roughly 3 gigs and 1 gig .. or close enough.
then I use the type option to set primary partition 1 to type 6 (fat16) and primary partition 2 to type 83 (linux)
Then I do mkfs.msdos /dev/mmcda1
and a mkfs.ext2 /dev/mmcda2
a mount -t ext2 /dev/mmcda2 /mnt/ext2 fails with a generic error .. wrong fs, too many mounted file systems ... etc ... Not sure why this is happening. . .
And when I put the SD card into my windows machine, it only reconizes 1 gig. (.99 to be exact) I figured this was because of choosing fat16 and a limitation. so I chose hex option b (fat32) the next time I fdisked the card ... and still the same problem.
I have since re-built the partition info, and formatted in windows to get the full 4gigs in vfat. However -- I don't like that it didn't work ... I followed all the instructions I've found perfectly, and I understand what it is doing and how it's happening ... but I don't see where my error is occuring.
Anyone else have some input that might help me out on this? I would like to install GIMP + extra brushes on the SD card since I don't have enough room for it internally.