question about partitioning your sd card and roms

Discussion in 'Droid 2 Global Roms' started by ninja12, May 10, 2011.

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    I was messing with my phone today. I was trying to get a certain boot animation to work with my phone. Nothing was working. I never got it to work, but it brought me to a new question.

    I saw in the recovery reboot that there was an option to partition one's sdcard. Well I was thinking would it be possible to dual boot. I have a droid 2 global which is currently running fission 2.4.3 with tag launcher and blue matrix live background. Say I wanted to try another rom without having to install over my fission one. Could I get an large sdcard and partition it, and install the liberty 2.0 rom on the second partition and some how select between which one I would want to use. Would it be doable?
     
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    ineresting concept but i'm quite sure it isn't possible. not sure what the point of partitioning the card is though.
     
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    I though custom roms were installed on the sdcard. Now, that i think more into it; they are downloaded to the sdcard and then flashed to the phone via the droid 2 bootstrapper, right?
     
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    yeah exactly. the firmware is all stored on and booted from the internal memory.

    edit: i know that on a pc you can boot an os from an external storage device like a thumb drive or a cd, i've done it with different linux distros, i just don't think it can be done here.
     
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    I had a feeling that this was the way it would turn out. I was just putting it out there . . . . . food for thought.
     
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    it's definitely an interesting idea, and i wouldn't count it out just yet. i've never seen anything about it but maybe in the future.
     
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    I've been wanting to do something like a Dual boot for months. Even asked Koush and JRummy about it but never got a response. Partitioning SD wouldn't seem to work as the internal memory is where it's all stored and boots from. Perhaps with a custom kernel it could be done?
     
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    That may be what you need. It would be pretty rad to dual boot.

    tappin and a talkin
     
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    The old apps2sd hacks before froyo needed EXT partitions to function.