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    Format of 8gb boot sd only shows 117mb available

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    I recently got a 8gb microsd to make a boot sd. After trying (deeper blue's) honeycomb 3.0, I now want to try phiremod instead. But when I formatted my sd card it only shows 117mb available? I understand that making the boot sd allocated the memory around, but I thought formatting it would restore everything. Incidentally, the format app on windows 7 only showed 117mb available, I could not override it to say 8gb. Help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wookv View Post
    Hi,
    I recently got a 8gb microsd to make a boot sd. After trying (deeper blue's) honeycomb 3.0, I now want to try phiremod instead. But when I formatted my sd card it only shows 117mb available? I understand that making the boot sd allocated the memory around, but I thought formatting it would restore everything. Incidentally, the format app on windows 7 only showed 117mb available, I could not override it to say 8gb. Help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wookv View Post
    Hi,
    I recently got a 8gb microsd to make a boot sd. After trying (deeper blue's) honeycomb 3.0, I now want to try phiremod instead. But when I formatted my sd card it only shows 117mb available? I understand that making the boot sd allocated the memory around, but I thought formatting it would restore everything. Incidentally, the format app on windows 7 only showed 117mb available, I could not override it to say 8gb. Help?

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    A simple pc format will not work. You can do it though if you use a program as posted above. If you don't want to download partition software you can remove the card and boot into your stock Nook. Then insert the card go to Settings unmount the SD card and then choose format. This will repartion and reformat your card back to new.

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    Another option is to put an 8gb image on you sd (e.g. 8gb_clockwork-0.1-ext4.img) - that will recover the full size. You can then erase and reformat as you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J515OP View Post
    A simple pc format will not work. You can do it though if you use a program as posted above. If you don't want to download partition software you can remove the card and boot into your stock Nook. Then insert the card go to Settings unmount the SD card and then choose format. This will repartion and reformat your card back to new.

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    I have a 32 GB card that I managed to mess up, to where it only had 250 MB capacity as a boot drive. Your instructions to load the card into my stock Nook solved the problem. I am so happy right now =)


 

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