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Requesting instructions for f2fs formatting [answered]

asked 2017-11-23 11:18:37 +0200

Jk gravatar image

Well simply there is no instructions for open repos's f2fs tools..

I want to format (in my xperia x) sdcard f2fs filesystem. I don't have linux pc so thats why I need to format in phone itself.

After formatting, how I mount it for sailfish x?

I need to use terminal right? "Mkfs. f2fs something..

Or is it even possible to do that currently, because these open repos tools are outdated software...

Sorry for a lot of questions, I'm rookie.

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wy you want f2fs then? it's not that cool. you don't see any difference with ext4, only performance decreasing over time...

coderus ( 2017-11-23 12:23:56 +0200 )edit

You should be asking the creator of the app for help directly, nothing to do with Jolla, despite the answer from marsch.

Spam Hunter ( 2017-11-23 12:27:59 +0200 )edit

Well, I tried first format sdcard ext4 and some reason it didnt work at all.. Anyway f2fs is faster and better for flash drives so I don't understand. Am I miss something?

Will f2fs really slowdown over time?

Edz: you are right, I just thinked this way i get answer quicker :P

Jk ( 2017-11-23 15:40:05 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-11-23 11:39:50 +0200

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First check the device name of your SD card with mount, it should appear at the end; if its a pristine FAT-formatted card it is most probably /dev/mmcblk1p1.

Assuming you don't head for any complex formatting, you want to use this single partition. Unmount it with umount /dev/mmcblk1p1 and format it afterwards: mkfs.f2fs /dev/mmcblk1p1.

You can either remount it manually or just restart the phone. Then cd /media/sdcard/ and chown -R nemo:nemo .

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marsch thank you so much for help! I succeed to format my sdcard.

Btw why there is no complete instructions for these f2fs tools?

Jk ( 2017-11-23 15:49:36 +0200 )edit

Because the package is not an app and Unix requires you to acquire knowledge on your own account. But you're welcome.

marsch ( 2017-11-25 00:38:10 +0200 )edit

Okay, I got now more knowledge.

Jk ( 2017-11-25 14:16:53 +0200 )edit

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