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Don't think about Android as a heavily modified Linux distribution. Because it's not. The nearly only thing that Android shares with a Linux distribution is the kernel. And even this component is modified. Also other core components, like the libc, differ. Android has no /etc/fstab You don't need /etc/fstab to mount an partition. But there is IIRC no mount ...


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Launch the emulator from the command line so that you can specify a /system partition size using the -partition-size <MB> option. For example, I use this to launch an emulator running Android 1.6 with a /system partition of 512 MB: emulator -avd Donut -partition-size 512 ...where "Donut" is whatever you named your AVD (you can check in Eclipse's AVD ...


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You can't mount them because there has to be some software to communicate between the phone and your computer. With the Phone the full software stack needs to be involved as it needs to take into account what happens when you mount the device when it's running. Also there are often multiple partitions on the phones, a raw mount would show up all the raw ...


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Try: mount -o loop /sdcard/myimage.img myimage. "myimage" is where you can view the contents afterward.


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I'm seeing conflicting information. One resource says it's hardcoded, so not something you can change user-side: Android-specific init programs are found in device/system/init. Add LOG messages to help you debug potential problems with the LOG macro defined in device/system/init/init.c. The init program directly mounts all filesystems and devices ...


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You can move any apps to sdcard if you are rooted. There are apps on the Market for it Move2SD Enabler and App Swap Better yet, if you are using custom ROMs (e.g. CyanogenMod), some of them have settings to allow you to migrate any apps. You might want to check those out first if you're using custom ROM. If you want to do it manually (not recommended for ...


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You have to be rooted and you have to have the kernel module for cifs support. if you have froyo, you also will need slow-work.ko kernel module as well. Once you have those, you can use (shameless plug) Mount Manager, it can handle loading the modules for you automatically and lots of features available for auto mounting when connecting to wifi, and other ...


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Ok, so I had a look at this thread and, as it suggests, I took the microSD out and put it back in again. Now it works as before. Smells like a bug to me?


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You can remount your external storage to be executable by running mount -o remount, rw /mnt/sdcard this will remove the noexec, nosuid and nodev flags, but it will still be vfat fs. You can make links to this fs but not from within. The remount does not survive a reboot, because the vold.fstab file will be read and they will be remounted at reboot with ...


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First, make sure adbd is running as root: adb root If you get an error that says something like "unable to run as root on production builds" it means that you must always issue su command in the adb shell to gain superuser privileges. You will need to enter the shell before any mount commands will work. You will need to push the file to the SD Card, then ...


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You cannot issue adb remount unless your handset is rooted, which is why it failed in your case a la "remount failed: Operation not permitted". There is an answer to how to root the Galaxy S2.


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Open a terminal in ubuntu(ctrl+alt+t) and type this commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:langdalepl/gvfs-mtp sudo apt-get update Then, launch Software Updater (previously known as Update Manager) and install the available updates. Afther you pdate everything restart pc. if you want to revert back before making any changes: sudo ppa-purge ...


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NOTE: I am on Samsung Galaxy S2, Android 4.0.3 Elixir for Android has an "sd mount toggle" feature. It could unmount a removable card (/mnt/sdcard/external_sd), but not (/mnt/sdcard). I could not get it to mount by clicking the toggle again, but a restart [toggle also available] will mount the removable card. This is probably a bug with Elixir; and I will ...


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You can verify by checking /proc/config.gz and search through it looking for the configure option - CONFIG_BLK_DEV_LOOP=y. To do that you need to do it this way: cp /proc/config.gz /sdcard/kernel_config.gz and adb pull /sdcard/kernel_config.gz Unzip the kernel_config.gz and open it up in a notepad or text editor and search it. If its either # ...


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/system is almost always read-only by default. Just remount it as R/W: # mount -t ext3 -o rw,remount /dev/block/mmcblk0p25 /system There's also at least one app that will attempt to do this for you, but it may not work on all devices. Another option is to use adb root (if your ROM will allow it) to restart adbd as root, then simply issue adb remount. On ...


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Ahh, I should have known, ssh is the solution. Therefore install an ssh server e.g. SSHDroid then you should usually have sftp and ssh to your phone. As command line tools like sed echo and basename are available even renaming is really easy :D. The really great thing is you even don't need a wifi around, you can make your own with wifi thetering and ...


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You cannot use anything but FAT for the external SDCard. Android will not mount the card if it is not FAT.


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Summing up from the comments above... As eldarerathis wrote: "connected as a media device" suggests it's using MTP, which would require special software to be installed (there are MTP packages available for different Linux flavours). Try getting UMS working You might also want to check your "notification area" when the device is connected: I don't know ...


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As eldarerathis noted in his comment, this will require root. But you don't need to manually edit the vold.fstab file for this, as there are some nice little helpers available: Root External 2 Internal SD can swap your cards (i.e. exchange their mount points): Root External 2 Internal SD (Source: Google Play) Note that this app requires Android 4.0 or ...


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The important part looks to be this: It's worth mentioning that I have data encryption turned on. I don't believe ClockworkMod can handle encrypted devices as of yet, which is problematic for devices that lack true external storage support (e.g. SD cards). The reason it's a problem is that /sdcard on these devices is not a separate partition, it's a ...


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Not from within Android, no. Only root can mount or remount filesystems, including /system. There is another way, which is to go outside of Android completely by making the change you want from the recovery. Since the recovery doesn't use Android's permissions system, it can let you mount whatever filesystems you like, however you like. But if you're going ...


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You are not specifying the device to mount, only the directory so it is telling you that you are missing one of the required parameters. I believe that the busybox mount will let you get away with not supplying the device, if it can figure out the device to mount, but the "stock" mount requires that you supply both the directory and the device. you would ...


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Android OS versions 2.2 and above have built-in functionality for moving apps to SD Card. Go to Menu -> Settings -> Applications -> Manage applications -> SD Card, then tap on any available app without a checkmark, and the button Move to SD card should be enabled. This will move a major portion of the app to the SD Card and free up space for ...


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do you have busybox installed? Open up terminal emulator and type busybox if a load of stuff comes up on the screen, then you have busybox installed. Next, type mount into terminal emulator, if a load of crap comes up then you do have mount installed. Otherwise, download the BusyBox Installer app on market, and download an older version of busybox. The ...


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As I noted in a comment, one thing to be aware of is that (typically) the order of the partitions matters. Android basically only looks at the first partition in the table, so you need to make sure the FAT one is first on the disk and the ext2/3/4 one is second. Otherwise Android will see the ext partition and won't know what to do with it.


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I agree that this would be a great idea, but sadly wasn't implemented for security and carier locking's sake. But do note that most phones have almost the same functionalty. Samsung download mode with odin does pretty much what you want it to do (flash an image directly to the flash device) and it is very hard to break download mode. It is very much like ...


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The root filesystem of a typical Android device can't be mounted because there's no way to interface to it in order to mount it. The root filesytem is typically stored in flash chips soldered to the phone's board. When the phone boots, it runs a boot loader (also out of flash) that doesn't provide any option to run user-supplied software. The flash is ...


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There are two ways to apply and use swap on your device, using a swap file or using a swap partition. This guide provides instructions for both of them. Disable Compcache First step is to confirm the status or presence of the compressed cache, thus ensuring that it is disabled. While CyanogenMod does not enable Compcache support on all devices, and by ...



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