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Old 05-16-2013, 12:18 AM   #58
Ken Maltby
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Originally Posted by Gergith View Post
The 4gig card should be formated/ghosted as if it was a 2 gig card. Apparently they switched to 4 gig cards but keep cloning them as if they are the 2 gig card.

So if you want, you're able to increase the size of KOBOeReader partition while leaving the rootFS and RecoveryFS partitions intact.

I, personally, felt it was safer to NEVER write to the stock 2gig (4 gig in your case). And ONLY copy it to the 16 gig, THEN resize the partition on the 16gig one.

That way if ANYTHING goes wrong, you still have a PERFECTLY original stock 2gig (4gig) sd card, that you can put back in and pretend you never hacked it
That's the process in Windows. First you make an image file on your PC by
reading the whole disk/card using the "USB Duplicator Image Writer.exe".
Then you can put the untouched "stock"/original card away as it is no longer
needed.

Then you use the "USB Duplicator Image Writer.exe" program to write that
image file to a new MicroSD card of your choosing. You can have the card
formatted before the write. Then you just use a Partition Manager to extend
the FAT32 partition over any space left on the SD card. (Not the first 10MB
unallocated, at the start, that's for making it an SD card, and needs to remain
there.)

The original factory card is never written to, and remains unchanged.

One thing that you will see in Windows but not in Linux is that Windows will ask to
format the original/factory card. You don't let it of course. The tools have no problem
reading the card, just as it is.

Luck;
Ken

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