01 Dec 2013, 00:00

Amazon Kindle and Read-only file system

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Some times ago I’ve moved on 64 bit system and my first problem with new system was a situation when I couldn’t copy any files to my Amazon Kindle 5. Every time, when I’ve tried to delete some file from my Kindle, I got following error:

[Errno 30] Read-only file system

Here is the solution how to fix it: First of all you need to determine your device in the system. To do this you need to execute mount command for you device and you must have something like this:

$ mount

/dev/sdc1 on /media/alex/Kindle type vfat \
(rw, nosuid, nodev, uid=1000, gid=1000,   \
shortname=mixed, dmask=0077, utf8=1,      \
showexec,flush,uhelper=udisks2)

After that you mounted your device, just execute:

sudo fsck.vfat -r /dev/sdc1

Unmount and remove and plug again the USB cable of your Kindle device, and after this simple manipulations you’ll be able to copy any files to your Kindle.