3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 15, 2014 6:05 AM by NookGardener

    new hd for friend-questions about Calibre, Calibre's library, was OS is Nook (linux?)

    gaveupontv

      Hi,

      I have a Asus VivoTab Smart (Cl400, something, I think-) but I had a Nook, which I liked and I've bought one for a friend with a fundemental reason that they can read ebooks, and probably with Calibre (because I like that program, it's free, and it has more features than almost anybody will need)

      The Nook only has 8 GB, so I got a 32 GB micro sd card for it. I'd like to know the easist way to set it up so that it can access  the sd card, but I have a few basic questions-

      Is the Nook running on some version of Linux?

      I believe (may be wrong) that Calibre will run on 'anything', it's not dependent on a OS (which seems wrong-but I'm not a computer guru-I just like them)

      Any help would be appreciated, including tips regarding any better forum to ask these questions on and/or any other apps (Sigil, I believe) that help support ebook reading/converting etc.

        • Re: new hd for friend-questions about Calibre, Calibre's library, was OS is Nook (linux?)
          Ruff16965

          Hello.

           

          I am new here myself and some of the old hands will be along with all the facts and know how.

           

          The Nook's do not work with Calibre I asked that.

           

          Here is another place for ereader/calibre help. Very nice people there like here.

           

          http://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=166

            • Re: new hd for friend-questions about Calibre, Calibre's library, was OS is Nook (linux?)
              NookGardener

              Ruff16965 wrote:

              Hello.

               

              I am new here myself and some of the old hands will be along with all the facts and know how.

               

              The Nook's do not work with Calibre I asked that.

               

              Here is another place for ereader/calibre help. Very nice people there like here.

               

              http://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=166


              Think this depends on your definition of "work".  

               

              If by "work", you mean, replace your library shelves or auto sync with your nook library (like you can do with calibre on the old Sony's.) you are correct.  But if you purchase the calibre companion app (through google play) and sideload your content, you can utilize the tag/shelving feature through calibre companion.  And it "works" perfectly fine for sideloading content from other sources even if you don't use calibre companion.  

            • Re: new hd for friend-questions about Calibre, Calibre's library, was OS is Nook (linux?)
              Wulfraed

              The Nook runs a version of Android. 

               

              8GB must be the smallest HD model (you didn't specify; the HD+ came in 16 and 32GB versions).

               

              The only B&n content that uses an SD card (after changing a setting) is video. Books and apps always install in the internal memory. Even more confusing, apps that had an option for storing data on an SD card probably won't. The version of Android used mounts the internal memory at /mnt/sdcard while the real SD card is at /mnt/ext_sdcard – any app that doesn't know of that is thinking it uses an SD card but gets mapped to internal memory.

               

              Books that you download to a computer can be copied to the SD card and will work from there.

               

              The HD/+ use Media Transfer Protocol over USB; they don't show up as removable storage devices. This means you don't get to do direct copies over USB. Instead the Nook receives packets and IT accesses the file system. No corrupted file systems from disconnecting USB mid-transfer — the Nook will remove any traces of theincomplete file.