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Old 12-18-2014, 09:44 PM   #1
Gregg Bell
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is using "disks" worth a shot at formatting an eReader?


I bought a PRS 300 ereader. On the third sideload it got stuck on "loading." I soft re-set it, hard re-set it. Talked to Sony. The end result was the Sony guy said I could format it with FAT. So I Googled, found "disks" and installed it. It looks pretty easy. Especialy with these instructions:

http://www.dailylinuxnews.com/blog/2...ives-in-linux/

The ereader is under warranty for 30 days so I could return it, but I'd have to pay a 15% re-stocking charge and return postage and the ereader was only $29 to begin with so I'd rather not do that.

Here are my questions:

1) Is doing the formatting thing with "disks" a plausible thing to try?

2) If so,do I choose quick format or full format (and if you can see any other possible choices I might run into which should I choose)?

3) Is there a good chance that by doing this formatting thing I'll so damage the eReader that I won't be able to return it?

Thanks a lot. (I like the reader. It's sharp. LOL But I'd like it more if it worked.)
 
Old 12-18-2014, 11:50 PM   #2
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almost every linux distro has "parted" ( or Gparted ) in the repos

why not gust plug the device into any linux computer and reformat that device using the fat32 partition format

mind you reformatting it will remove ALL!!!! data,books,settings , operating system , EVERYTHING from that device

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Old 12-19-2014, 12:18 AM   #3
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almost every linux distro has "parted" ( or Gparted ) in the repos

why not gust plug the device into any linux computer and reformat that device using the fat32 partition format

mind you reformatting it will remove ALL!!!! data,books,settings , operating system , EVERYTHING from that device
John, Thanks but I'm a newbie! Is it a GOOD IDEA to do the reformat? (Does it have a chance of fixing the eReader?)How do I get to this "parted" or "Gparted"? (I'm using Xubuntu.) There are only one or two files on the eReader and I don't care about settings but if reformatting deletes the operating system isn't that going to wreck the eReader?
 
Old 12-20-2014, 12:06 AM   #4
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I'm putting this thread as solved because I've returned the eReader.
 
  


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