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Old 03-24-2013, 06:47 PM   #3
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Toronto, Canada
Device: Kobo Glo
FAQ:
How do I do a factory reset?
From the menus: Go into your settings → Device Information → Factory Reset
From the device if it’s frozen (Not recommended unless required:
“- Slide the On/off slider for enough seconds to be sure the device is off
- Press and hold down the light button
- Slide the on/off slider once as if you were switching it on, whilst still holding the light button”

Do I have to resize the partition on my computer?
Yes, the Kobo Glo itself cannot resize the partitions, only format the entire card.

Do I have to use PC?
No, there are other methods for doing this from Linux, which SHOULD also work from OS X seeing as it’s *nix based.

How can I use that extra 10MB at the beginning of the MicroSD card?
You can't! (See post #5 here!)
You CAN get a bit more space out of the partition you just resized. Apparently the format tool within the Kobo is more efficient/better then the one I told you to download
The only way I have done so far is to do a factory reset AFTER everything else. It allowed me to go from 29984MB → 29998MB total space.



Links:
For the reset information:
Thanks to Mrs_Often and Taming
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...9&postcount=19
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...98&postcount=4

For the initial idea & Teardown pics:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=193321
Extra information:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=199779

The MicroSD Card I used for reference (Not required):
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/produ.../10166450.aspx

This is where I found the software itself that I used:
Thanks to Koboyashi for the flash drive software
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...6&postcount=15
Thanks to Psi for the Partition software
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...5&postcount=16

Links to the software again:
"Free Partition Software - MiniToolŪ Partition Wizard Home Edition 7.8" - Partition software:
http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-...n-manager.html

"Flash Drive Image Creator" - For ripping images from the SD Card:
http://www.vconsole.com/client/?page=page&id=28

"Flash Drive Image Writer" - For writing images to the SD Card:
http://www.vconsole.com/client/?page=page&id=29

For instructions on how to do this on a *nix machine:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=194206

Calibre (Not required, this is what I use for syncing ebooks):
http://calibre-ebook.com/

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