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Old 09-05-2010, 09:58 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by vugtitan View Post
Anyone know what file system the kindle 3 uses?

Even though it is linux ,is it fat32 or ntfs?
It is FAT32 for maximum compatibility as NTFS isn't as widely supported as FAT32. OSX only recently got NTFS write support.

Attempting to reformat it as anything else would be a bad idea. The Kindle doesn't appear to have the NTFS kernel modules in the firmware.

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Originally Posted by vugtitan View Post
can reformatting the kindle be used to solve freezes and crashes?
Some people have reported success in doing a factory reset but that may just be coincidence. There isn't very much on the storage partition anyway. \System contains a handful of configuration files and the index files for your books.

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Originally Posted by vugtitan View Post
will reformatting wipe out the os?
No. The Kindle firmware is kept on the same flash chip but it isn't part of the accessible drive. The Kindle only exposes the storage partition and you can't access the firmware partition.

Last edited by Tiersten; 09-05-2010 at 10:02 AM.
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