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Format an SD

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Cyberian75, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. Cyberian75

    Cyberian75 Network Guru Member

    Hey --

    I've inserted a micro SD card formatted as FAT32, but I want to format it as Ext3 without taking it out. Is this possible?

    make_ext3 and fdisk return errors.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Dark_Shadow

    Dark_Shadow Addicted to LI Member

    Not that I am aware of. The easiest way is with Ubuntu Live CD and GParted
     
  3. Cyberian75

    Cyberian75 Network Guru Member

    Oh, okay.

    Would I be able to run Linux apps / files off FAT32?
     
  4. Dark_Shadow

    Dark_Shadow Addicted to LI Member

    I don't think so. I think it has to be ext2 or ext3
     
  5. Cyberian75

    Cyberian75 Network Guru Member

  6. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    you can format a drive via router! First umount SD card and then mkfs.ext2 /dev/sdxx where sdxx is a partition on SD card. Do not use ext3 on SD card. Use ext2.
     
  7. Dark_Shadow

    Dark_Shadow Addicted to LI Member

    I stand corrected. :)

    Can it be labeled as well?
     
  8. Cyberian75

    Cyberian75 Network Guru Member

    Why not ext3?
     
  9. Cyberian75

    Cyberian75 Network Guru Member

    So "mkfs.ext2 -o ext2 /dev/sdax"?
     
  10. Dark_Shadow

    Dark_Shadow Addicted to LI Member

    If it is a single partition on the sd card "mkfs.ext2 -o ext2 /dev/sda" without the quotes.
     
  11. Cyberian75

    Cyberian75 Network Guru Member

  12. Cyberian75

    Cyberian75 Network Guru Member

    Use "-L <label>".
     
  13. Dark_Shadow

    Dark_Shadow Addicted to LI Member

    So in include that in the format command?


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  14. Cyberian75

    Cyberian75 Network Guru Member

  15. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    if you want change label and you can format a drive then use:
    mkfs.ext2 -L <label> /dev/sdx1

    if you don`t want format a drive but you want change label you can use tool e2label (from optware).
    I see that tool is already in busybox but it is disabled. I can build-in e2label in next release.
     
  16. leandroong

    leandroong Addicted to LI Member

    another format approach is to use "acronis disk director 11 Home" under windows os. platform
     
  17. Cyberian75

    Cyberian75 Network Guru Member

    Speaking of which, could you make Web Usage searchable in the next release?
     
  18. Dark_Shadow

    Dark_Shadow Addicted to LI Member

    Trying to keep it on the router
     
  19. Cyberian75

    Cyberian75 Network Guru Member

    Yeah, it's PITA to open it up, reformat the disk and reinsert it.
     
  20. godraab

    godraab Networkin' Nut Member

    Where in the router GUI do you type the command/script?
     
  21. Cyberian75

    Cyberian75 Network Guru Member

    Use PuTTY. Alternatively, you can use Tools > System.
     
  22. godraab

    godraab Networkin' Nut Member

    Ok, thanks
     

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