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Old 08-17-2010, 10:08 PM   #1
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DXg mounting read only - cannot transfer files

Fedora 13, Kindle DXg (2.5.5), automounts rw but when I try to copy a file to documents (or the hacks to the root) it remounts read only and I cannot transfer files (even the ones I'm supposed to be allowed to )

Has anyone had similiar probs on linux in general? If so, how can I fix it?

Also, will I be able to use the hacks on 2.5.5 (jailbreak, fonts, screensaver) ? Maybe I messed something up when I tried to apply the jailbreak... i don't think so though, because I couldn't even get the file to copy over

I've tried manually mounting, etc... no good result... Have been through e-reader chaos over the past few weeks, having tried 3 different Sony readers (PRS-600) from 3 different retailers, all 3 arrived DOA or malfunctioning... so I now have my shiny new Kindle DX Graphite, and now I can't copy files to it... I'm beginning to wonder if it's not by design (the Kindle)... maybe they don't like Linux... I never had probs with linux transfers on kindle products until 2.5.5

Any suggestions welcome, thanks,
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:26 PM   #2
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Working fine on *nix (Mostly Gentoo Linux, and OS X) boxes over here. Do you have another distro/OS or another FAT USB device to try, just to see if it's not your F13 setup doing some crazy stuff?

I seem to remember having devices remounting ro on the fly because of sw/hw failure a while back...

Do you see something relevant to that in dmesg/system logs?

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Old 08-17-2010, 11:00 PM   #3
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That is possible, the fs could be corrupted so it gets readonly. I wonder, what if there is fs corruption on the kindle itself ? One does reflash i assume ?
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:33 AM   #4
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Do you see something relevant to that in dmesg/system logs?
Hi - fresh install, oddly nothing useable in the logs, same on ubuntu, works fine on neighbors winxp though, they changed something in this latest firmware update I think
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:36 AM   #5
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That is possible, the fs could be corrupted so it gets readonly. I wonder, what if there is fs corruption on the kindle itself ? One does reflash i assume ?
Hey - yeah brand new kindle, i tried the restore, still same thing
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:48 AM   #6
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Hi.. The same thing happened to me with my new DX graphite with win 2003..I received it few hours ago. I changed the usb port and everything is fine. I hope that the same will happen with you.
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Hi.. The same thing happened to me with my new DX graphite with win 2003..I received it few hours ago. I changed the usb port and everything is fine. I hope that the same will happen with you.
Hi - I tried this yesterday, with no change, but this morning, after reading your post, I tried again, and it worked this time, so thanks!

It still doesn't like PDF exported from OpenOffice, but I can transfer everything else.

I switched back to the old USB port and it still works. Doesn't make sense, but I'm glad it's working now.

Thanks all
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:13 PM   #8
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I began having issues again, and got some I/O errors, so I replaced the USB cable and it's working great now on all usb ports
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