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Creating SDCard for Android emulator


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There are 2 ways how to create SDCard

First

Android SDK contains tool which called mksdcard. This tool helps with this process. It works from command line.

Usage:

mksdcard [-l label] <size>[K|M] <file>

-l – A volume label for the disk image which need to create

size – An integer value which specify size of image. It is possibility to specify size in kilobytes or megabytes. Examples:  1024K or 1M

file – The filename/path of the disk image

Ok. Now we know all parameters and can create needed disk image.

Just type command which is below with your parameters.

I used:

mksdcard -l sdCard 128M C:\sdCard.iso

Second

Android SDK also contains android tool.

android create avd -n <avd_name> -t <targetID> -c <size>[K|M]

-n – name of created emulator

-t – target ID of emulator instance. Type

android list targets

and you will find out which target IDs are allowed

-c – size of created SDCard

In my case I type:

android create avd -n MyEmulator -t 1 -c 10M

What I did. I create emulator instance called MyEmulator with SDCard image which has 10 megabytes.

As you can see it is very simple operation.

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  1. November 6, 2009 at 4:24 am

    Just grabbed the feed… thanks for posting this.

    • November 6, 2009 at 9:31 am

      You are welcome. I hope that my next posts will also useful for you.

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