View Full Version : What does "root" mean?

04-18-2008, 03:26 AM
I've been reading a few FAQs, and some of them mentioned putting things into the "root of your MicroSD card". I was wondering where the root is, and if root directory is the same as root.

04-18-2008, 03:36 AM
Yes, 'root' in this context would be referring to the 'root directory'. The root directory is the topmost level of your device (hard drive, dvd, sd card, etc). For example, if you're on Windows, the root of your C drive would simply be "C:/". Connect your microSD card, double click the icon in My Computer, and that's the root.

Shane R. Monroe
04-18-2008, 04:50 AM
Yep, there you go. The HIGHEST directory on the device is the "root".


04-18-2008, 10:11 AM
Also, what does the phrase :dump" and "dumping your ROM" mean?

04-18-2008, 01:25 PM
It means making a copy of the software from a piece of hardware. In most cases on these forums, a ROM is a copy of the software from a DS cartridge. You can also dump a flash cartridge such as the CycloDS and many other things.

04-18-2008, 01:55 PM
From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ROM_image):

Dumping ROMs

ROMs can be copied from the read-only memory chips found in cartridge-based games and many arcade machines....in a process known as dumping.

04-18-2008, 02:42 PM
dumping a rom is taking a rom image of it, and then putting in Sideways RAM.

in our terms today, a nice SDmicroCard :D

trimming just takes off the 'FF's at the end (unused ROM).

it can bring a 8mb rom image/dump, and turn to 2mb :eek: