unmount SD card / format greyed out

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  1. Hexus

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    under SD and phone storage I noticed that unmount SD card is greyed out and thus format sd card is too.
    Why is this and how would I go about unmounting my card so that I can format it? fix permissions didn't work

    running the latest CM with smoked glass esque
     
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    are you running apps2sd? that might have something to do with it. it's grayed out for me as well - but since it's loading apps from sd-ext, it probably forbids you from unmounting (and obviously formatting) the card.
     
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    I was but it was acting weird...
    I had to restore a previous backup last night and so when I upgraded to the latest cyanogen I choose to wipe data and cache just for the heck of it. It worked but it didn't save any of my apps from the sd card like I thought it was supposed to.
     
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    I think I hosed up some stuff.... how can I just go back to the stock 16 gig and no partitions?

    I can't find a way to delete the EXT partition at all
     
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    Go to control panel>administrative tools>computer management>disk management, then go to your card, delete the partition, and then reformat it. Good luck! I did this just last night.

    Edit: Obviously with your card mounted to the PC!
     
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    are you talking about doing this from a card reader? Because if I try from the phone the sd card auto unmounts itself when I go into disk management.

    it shows up as a removable disk but I can't do anything at all to it.
     
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    Yes, take the card out of your phone, put it directly into the computer however you need to adapt it, and do it. I formated from the computer, and then again in the phone before restoring my backup.
     
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    There is no other way to delete the EXT partition? I don't have a card reader to do this with
     
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    I do not know of another way. This one worked. I have an SD port native in my PC. All I needed was the adapter to go up to the full size SD (which I had too).
     
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    Backup your apps with MyBackup or Titanium, or do a full nandroid backup.

    Then uncheck Apps2sd, and see if it allows you to format.
     
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    Tried that. Mine was still greyed out. I asked about this several times on this forum and got no response so I figured it out on my own. I would like to know if there is another viable solution.
     
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    tried that, and nope....

    in clockwork I found where I can format the ext partition, but I want to totally delete it, format the entire card and start over. (without having to use a card reader)


    someone please help out with this?
     
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