I created a 2nd partition on my SD card. It has the FAT32 file system. Then I used Link2SD to create the mount scripts. In the settings, I changed the default install location to External. The below summary gives an overview of my storage capacity.

However, when I try to install an app from the Play store, I receive an Insufficient storage error message, despite having 94% free space on my 2nd partition.

How can I install apps directly onto my 2nd partition?

Internal /data (10% Free)
SD Card /mnt/sdcard (72% Free)
SD Card 2nd Part. /data/sdext2 (94% Free)
System /system (15% Free)
Cache /cache (97% Free)

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You'd better give up attempting to install apps on a FAT32 volume. Various issues will soon drive you mad. Format the 2nd partition to ext4 before doing anything else.

  • Thank you! Can you tell me why? And will that solve my problem of insufficient storage? I am hesitating to reformat as I will lose all my installed apps. :-(
    – orschiro
    Jan 21, 2017 at 10:53
  • @orschiro You should first move some already installed apps to SD card. This will easily solve the problem.
    – iBug
    Jan 22, 2017 at 0:44

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