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Old 05-23-2008, 12:52 PM   #1
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Coming soon??? -Update firmware without SD card

I just received this resopnse from Bookeen:

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RE: Black, gray, & white checkerboard‏
From: Bookeen Support (support@bookeen.com)
Sent: Fri 5/23/08 2:28 PM
Dear Ms,

The possibility of upgrading the device without using a SD card has been highly requested by the Cybook's usuers.
Our dev team is working on this point and it should be available in a coming firmware upgrade.

Best regards,
Bookeen Support Team
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Old 05-23-2008, 01:00 PM   #2
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Yes there have been a few comments on the Bookeen Blog about problems with some users not being able to use their SD card, and asking for a by-pass for the installation...
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Old 05-23-2008, 01:38 PM   #3
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Yes there have been a few comments on the Bookeen Blog about problems with some users not being able to use their SD card, and asking for a by-pass for the installation...
But did you notice that this is coming in a "future" upgrade? Ummm... And if one has "bricked" the Cybook during the firmware upgrade - to the point it won't recognize *any* SD card - one is SOL.

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Old 05-23-2008, 07:37 PM   #4
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I'm pretty sure that to enable upgrade without a card you'll have to upgrade your firmware... and that needs a card!
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Old 05-24-2008, 07:23 AM   #5
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I'm pretty sure that to enable upgrade without a card you'll have to upgrade your firmware... and that needs a card!
I feel a chicken / egg question coming up here ...
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Old 05-24-2008, 12:24 PM   #6
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They may find a way to do it the way Sony does. Of course that may require drivers and it would probably be limited to a certain platform.

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They may find a way to do it the way Sony does. Of course that may require drivers and it would probably be limited to a certain platform.

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So true. And one wonders if the Gen4 will still use Linux? I'm thinking that Cybook may well opt to follow Astak's lead and switch to WinCE5. ( Of course, this is only a GUESS, so please do not quote me on this! ) Given that Netronix is pretty much switching all the touchscreen-capable devices to WinCE5, and that with WinCE5 comes the ability to run eReader *OR* Mobipocket...

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Old 05-24-2008, 04:12 PM   #8
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I also have the same problem, but cannot imagine why would it be so difficult to update it using the internal memory. Waiting for them to sort this out...
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Old 05-24-2008, 04:18 PM   #9
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I also have the same problem, but cannot imagine why would it be so difficult to update it using the internal memory. Waiting for them to sort this out...
If they need to repartition the internal disk then it can be hard to do it from the internal disk. Also if the internal disk is corrupt then people will have problem. So from a support standpoint it is easier to say to people to take a new SD card and update and the update can check the internal disk.
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Old 05-24-2008, 04:34 PM   #10
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I also have the same problem, but cannot imagine why would it be so difficult to update it using the internal memory. Waiting for them to sort this out...
The Vivi bootloader can be configured to allow for USB-cable updating, but I believe that option was not chosen in the current version. And, until a version is installed that *does* have this option set, the Cybook will require an SD card firmware update - although there is the possibility that someone with an older Cybook could crack it open and update the firmware via the serial port. (No, before anyone asks, the serial port is NOT accessible from the outside.)

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Old 05-24-2008, 05:09 PM   #11
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Not if the system check on all disks for the update file.
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Old 05-24-2008, 05:24 PM   #12
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Why would they need to repartition the internal disk? Is there a separate firmware partition on it, which is to small? Now that would be really annoying.
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Not if the system check on all disks for the update file.

So far as I've heard, the current firmware does NOT check anything but the currently-in-position bootimage file and the SD card firmware update. But then, that's one of the things a future update is supposed to change, yes?

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I'm pretty sure that to enable upgrade without a card you'll have to upgrade your firmware... and that needs a card!
i think so.
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