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Old 07-06-2010, 07:50 AM   #1
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sd card firmware upgrade

As the title says, I'm curious to know would it be possible
to upgrade firmware using sd card? The very reason is that,
if reader comes with version 1.0, I want to do all as simple
as it could be. (I have option to install win or to ask pals
to upgrade it for me on their box. Sd card method preferred.)
Since borders guys already do that in stores, please, post a
link to files and detailed manual.
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:14 PM   #2
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What if upgrade comes as live cd?
My assume is that no need for graphical interface. Only
text that explains steps. Every update might come as
self living 12 cm beast.
Any small scale linux distro could fulfill the task, with
installer added.
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:26 PM   #3
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Yes, it is possible. But what's wrong with the current method to upgrade? Simple download and very explicit instructions are what's available ... and working for the vast majority of kobo owners.
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:28 PM   #4
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Yes, it is possible. But what's wrong with the current method to upgrade? Simple download and very explicit instructions are what's available ... and working for the vast majority of kobo owners.
Simply, I use freebsd.
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:32 PM   #5
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If you live in Canada, then you can supposedly go to a Chapters/Indigo store and they'll do the upgrade for you, using an SD card (at least that's what I've heard). If true, then it should be possible to download the upgrade and copy it to an SD card yourself. I haven't applied the upgrade myself yet, so this is just hear-say.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:49 PM   #6
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>> ... If you live in Canada, then you can supposedly go to a Chapters/Indigo store and they'll do the upgrade for you ...

Wow - now THAT'S customer service! Makes me want to look for cheap air fare to Vancouver ....
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:12 PM   #7
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Simply, I use freebsd.
Very nice choice!!

But doesn't it have a Linux compatibility layer ? Won't it be able to run the Linux Desktop application?

True, we'll get the update Linux one in a few weeks, so you won't be able to update it just yet.

Anyway.. the SD upgrade is coming as well. I think in a week or so.
It'll erase everything and you'll have to re-sync all the books again.

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Old 07-07-2010, 01:33 AM   #8
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Very nice choice!!

But doesn't it have a Linux compatibility layer ? Won't it be able to run the Linux Desktop application?

True, we'll get the update Linux one in a few weeks, so you won't be able to update it just yet.

Anyway.. the SD upgrade is coming as well. I think in a week or so.
It'll erase everything and you'll have to re-sync all the books again.

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Regarding linux emulation on freebsd, it comes pretty hard to enable
32 bit emulation on my 64 bit box first. Then to install obsolete binaries
and look for lib, that kobo desktop likes. Theoretically, works. In practice,
the best way to get gray hairs.
I was already tempted to play with my debian dedicated stream server,
but it is lenny and probably would need newer libraries, which might
make dedicated server unusable. Another stopper.
At this moment I'm not afraid of sd card method. Previous posts learn
us that it is not just the matter of copying files to the device, since it
takes boot loader update also. I'm aware how it may become stubborn
and a lot of people with bricked small factor nodes. For instance, sheeva
plug is upgraded using usb cable and jtag mobo inside. Headaches in
abound.
I have to explain that I live in Europe and have no physical approach
to stores in states. Frankly, since device has not come yet, I'm not aware
of firmware version. Knowing me, I will upgrade sooner or later. And what
is simpler than inserting sd card and riding the wild bull.
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:04 AM   #9
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zoran,

I think the SD card approach sounds good - downloading a image file and dding it onto one of my own SD cards sounds would be kind of easy.

We live in hope.
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:21 AM   #10
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As I reckon, file size for sd card files should be smaller than for
graphical installer. It saves bandwidth and lets server to handle
more downloaders.
Anyway, I feel a lot better, knowing that this method becomes
available and I'm not alone. Also, I felt picky asking for that.
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