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Old 11-17-2010, 06:21 PM   #1
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The Root?

ok, so im new to diving into the inner workings of a kindle - in fact i have only started in the last hour or so lol and i have found some really awesome threads on how to do what i wanted to do (i want the screensaver hack on my kindle - im sick of looking at the authors already) but there is only one problem that i am having: im a noob and cant seem to figure out what they mean by 'the root' of my kindle.... im not completely inexperienced when it comes to computers and i can usually find the said root folder, but that being said - there doesnt seem to be one that even sounds like it would be its root would someone kindly help me out in my blonde moment of doom and tell me what is meant by the 'root' of me kindle?
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:57 PM   #2
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The root folder on a drive is the base folder. When you plug the Kindle in to your computer, the root folder should be the first folder you get to. The one you have to go through to open the other folders.

From what I've read, the screensaver hack seems pretty straightforward, but if you're not experienced enough to know where the root folder is, I would not recommend you try to apply any kind of hack on your own.
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:12 PM   #3
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well thank you for your response, i had actually already figured it out though lol, as for the experience- i have plenty of experience on hacking programs on a pc - but i think that might have been where my problem really was: i didnt expect the folder to be so obvious when most of the hacks i work with take some maneuvering and extra work! i think that sometimes my kids have melted my brain =D
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:53 PM   #4
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technically the kindle root (linux filesystem) is hidden - the firmware partition, and you can only see the fat32 fs that is mounted.
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