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Old 03-12-2012, 04:13 AM   #7
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I *guess* the reason is actually pretty simple.

The Kindles need to export a part of their storage via USB. Then again, Windows doesn't seem to like devices which do not contain a partition table, but directly a filesystem. Try it: take an old usb stick and mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb.

I think (assuming non-faulty memory ) that I've seen Windows accept such devices a few times, but simply not being able to use them most of the time. Windows clearly wants a partition table on a disk, even one with a single partition in it.

So there you have it. The easiest way to achieve this is to export the partition as a drive - and to create a partition table in the partition.
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