UPDATE: Problem solved (after nearly bricking the phone, lol). Seems that init.rc was not installed properly when I first did this. Once I went back through the process for the nth time (not a negative, the more times I did this the better associated I got with the interface), it finally loaded properly. Once I did it, I rebooted the phone and found itself in the boot "android logo" screen just repeating over and over and over. I then pulled the battery and "home+power" then alt-w. Thankfully it then booted right and it kinda looks like its working. 59 applications with only 27MB left. I haven't received a low memory message yet, and didn't have nearly this much space left over with even less applications before the attempt. So I think it kinda works but not entirely similar to most users here.
Hey all, I am new to the world of G1 and tmonews.com, and I have been delving into these instructions (rooting, apps>sd, etc...) with both feet. Following the advice of read read read read. But now I have ran into a brick wall. Unfortunately I am about to pull out my hair because of the obvious simplistic nature of the issue. I got through the root hacking with absolutely no issues. Smooth as silk. But....
I have had a fairly epic battle with my ubuntu laptop and my win desktop in trying to get my phone to work with "adb." I spent hours, then eventually realizing I need Android Drivers for my win machine, then when that route turned south I focused on my linux machine (I have limited but decent linux terminal experience) then had to do the 50-android.rules file edit. But in the end I now have two computers that appropriately connect with my phone. Yay, thats great, alas I am now against the wall again.
I am now stuck at step 11.
My issue lies in the formatting of the sd card. I have a 2GB and a 1GB. I have attempted using Paragon Partition Manager 9 Pro (win), as well as Gparted (ubuntu 8.10). This is why I have been using two different computers for this. After attempting a partition split a couple times on each card splitting them equally fat32/ext2 respectively and through numerous tries because I thought I was doing it wrong when I get to step 11. Yet each time when I get to step 11 "/dev/mmcblk0p2 1.2G 9.1M 1.1G 1% /system/sd" is no where to be found after I "adb shell" then "busybox df -h" ... the rest of the stuff is there but not this line. I have created the sd file on the card, I can even see it when I check the /system directory. I actually did this twice, on both sd cards because I thought I may have messed up one. Anyway now when I plug in my partitioned 1gb card in the adapter both partitions mount, however when I mount it while in the phone only the fat32 mounts. Same for the 2gb card. I have went through all the steps. Just not sure what I could have done to "not partition correctly."
I have read and read through here and search these boards among others, and I have seen a few resolutions that individuals have posted and used but none have worked for me and I am just on the end of my rope.
My apologies for the long drawn out explaination, I assumed more information for anyone that could help the better.
Any help will be greatly appreciated. It would save whats left of the thinning hair on my head. Thanks in advance
I wanted to follow up and state that when I "busybox df -h" on the terminal emulater on my G1 itself I do get the following (even though its slightly different):
"/dev/block/mmcblk0p1 1.1G 4.0K 1.1G 0% /sdcard"
1. "/dev/block/mm...." rather than "/dev/mm..."
1. "mmcblk0p1" rather than "mmcblk0p2"
2. "1.1G" rather than "1.2G" (figured this is card specific)
3. "0%" rather than "1%" (figured this is because its completely newly formated with nothing on it)
I didn't know if this was relevant?