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Old 02-19-2013, 05:01 AM   #16
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> But the Linux desktop is very very old....

Yeah, well, we Linuxers have to pick up software wherever we can find it , especially if it's proprietary or part-proprietary. As I said, I tried the (newer) Ubuntu recode, but got caught in SSL Dependency Hell trying to convert from .deb to .rpm.

As for the SD card:

Not so fast, Grasshopper!

After I copied one file, as a test, and it worked, I decided to copy over my other files. Didn't work. Did a full erasure SD format of the card and tried again. Still no dice. Glo refused to pick it up.

In the end, what worked was copying over all of my ebooks to my Evil Empire lappy, doing ANOTHER full (overwrite, this time) SD format and copying the EPUB files from my lappy to the card. Everything seems to be across fine this time but I suggest that anyone in this bind organise their ebooks very carefully so no work is duplicated in future transfers.


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Old 06-15-2014, 07:25 AM   #17
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Hi all,

like Kaz I'm another linux devotee, and I had similar problems, but I think I might have found the solution.

My kobo glo wouldn't see my 2GB sansdisk micro sd card, but other things would. I noticed that the card is formated without partitions, so instead of having partitions like a normal disk, the whole device is treated as a partition with a filesystem on it (hence, it appears under linux as '/dev/sdb' instead of '/dev/sdb1'. '/dev/sdb1' would mean 'first partition on device sdb'). So, I used fdisk to create a partition, and then made a vfat file system on the resulting partition (/dev/sda1). Plugged it into the kobo, and rebooted the kobo.

And it works!

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