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Old 10-27-2016, 04:38 PM   #1
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Dear all,

I've added the following lines to the end of /etc/init.d/rcS:
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if [ -f /mnt/onboard/.kobo/run.sh ]; then
    /bin/sh /mnt/onboard/.kobo/run.sh &
fi
And in the .kobo/run.sh script I placed the following lines:
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#!/bin/sh
DEV_OPTS=`ls -l /dev`
echo "$DEV_OPTS" >> /mnt/onboard/.kobo/dev-contents.txt
And from that I obtained the contents of the /dev filesystem at run-time.
What I found was:
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...
brw-rw----    1 root     disk      179,   0 Oct 27 22:00 mmcblk0
brw-rw----    1 root     disk      179,   1 Feb 22  2012 mmcblk0p1
brw-rw----    1 root     disk      179,   2 Feb 22  2012 mmcblk0p2
brw-rw----    1 root     disk      179,   3 Feb 22  2012 mmcblk0p3
...
This leads me to believe that the Aura One has an SD-card slot (and presumably a microSD card, like the Glo HD). Is this observation right, or could it also be a burned in slot (so we cannot change the memory)?

Thanks for your time.
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Old 10-27-2016, 04:42 PM   #2
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The internal memory is a sandisk chip soldered directly to the mainboard. One of the reviewers opened it and posted photos.

So unfortunately no simple sd card switching here.
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Old 10-27-2016, 04:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply. Do you have a link to the review/photos?
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Old 10-27-2016, 05:11 PM   #4
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Old 10-27-2016, 05:29 PM   #5
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In order to get it's waterproof rating, it cannot be using a mircoSD card.
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Old 10-27-2016, 06:35 PM   #6
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In order to get it's waterproof rating, it cannot be using a mircoSD card.
No, they could have chosen to do the same thing that has been done for the cable connections. It will be easier to do the waterproofing this way and probably cheaper.
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No, they could have chosen to do the same thing that has been done for the cable connections. It will be easier to do the waterproofing this way and probably cheaper.
But if anyone was to open the A1 and replace the microSD card, it would no longer be waterproof.
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But if anyone was to open the A1 and replace the microSD card, it would no longer be waterproof.
Which has got nothing to do with how the device is manufactured. They could do it, but, choose not to.
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Old 05-07-2017, 02:22 PM   #9
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Waterproofing

They could have kept the sdcard and the water proofing just like the Sony Xperia Z5.

Heck it's just a conspiracy to kill micro sdcards on e-readers.

You just can't get an expandable memory e-reader anymore.

I'm glad I still have my Kobo Aura HD
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They could have kept the sdcard and the water proofing just like the Sony Xperia Z5.

Heck it's just a conspiracy to kill micro sdcards on e-readers.

You just can't get an expandable memory e-reader anymore.

I'm glad I still have my Kobo Aura HD
Looking at the info on the Sony Xperia Z5, you are talking about something else. The question in the thread is about the internal memory storage for the basic storage including the OS. Most of the Kobo devices use a internal SD card for this. There is no access to it unless you open the device and it is not intended to be changed. The Aura ONE has fixed memory for this. The Aura H2O has an external SD card that has a sealed cover to prevent water getting in. This seems to be what you are referring to in the Sony Xperia Z5.
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mmcblk0 means the first memory card. p# means a partition on the card, for example: mmcblk0p1 means the second partition of the first memory card.

In other words, there are not 3 sd cards, there is 1 SD card with 3 partitions.
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