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Old 02-07-2013, 08:49 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Ginnder View Post
On my machine, the mounted sd card was sdb

linux dd worked to copy the 2GB Sandisk SD to my 8GB kingston.
dd if=/dev/sdb of=/tmp/kobo.raw.img
sync
eject /dev/sdb
<Remove and mount new card>
dd if=/tmp/kobo.raw.img of=/dev/sdb
sync
eject /dev/sdb
<Remove drive and replace>
Only work on your second card!

Back up the contents of the 3rd partition (the fat partition)
mount -o shortname=mixed /dev/sdb3 /mnt/sdb3
cd /mnt/sdb1
tar -cvf /tmp/sandisk-8.tar .
cd -
umount /mnt/sdb3

Find the drive's name:
dosfslabel /dev/sdb3
"KOBOeReader"

Then I used fdisk to delete the 3rd partition, and recreate it, larger: (be careful, fdisk wanted to use the area at the front of the partitions)
fdisk /dev/sdb
p
...
/dev/sdb3 1068034 3862527 1397247 b W95 FAT32
d
3
n
3
1068034
<enter>
t
3
c
w
sync

mkfs.vfat -v -F 32 -f 2 -n "KOBOeReader" /dev/sdb3
sync
mount -o shortname=mixed /dev/sdb3 /mnt/sdb3
cd /mnt/sdb3
tar -xf /tmp/sandisk-8.tar
sync
cd -
umount /mnt/sdb3
eject /dev/sdb

Remove and install SD in Kobo
Boot Kobo
Go to settings/device information: "Onboard storage 397MB of 7056MB"
Many thanks for your instructions, I more or less followed them, and all went perfectly.

I did this:

linux dd worked to copy the 2GB Sandisk SD to my 8GB kingston.
dd if=/dev/sdb of=/tmp/kobo.raw.img
sync
eject /dev/sdb
<Remove and mount new card>
dd if=/tmp/kobo.raw.img of=/dev/sdb
sync
eject /dev/sdb
<Remove drive and reinsert

At this point I took the lazy route:
I used gparted to 'grow' the 3rd partition, it took just a few seconds and worked perfectly.

I used a credit card to open the back of the kobo, starting at one corner I ran it all the way around under the edge, there were a series of clicks as the cover came free.

I used a sandisk 8GB, class 4 card, cost about 3 new.

Now I can carry all my documents on the kobo, without having to use an additional sdcard, and still have enough free space to give me a warm, satisfied feeling :-)
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