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Mac - CHDK and a 720is
« on: 31 / March / 2008, 13:24:21 »
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Hi all.

Since I got my new A720is last week, I have been trying in vain to get the firmware onto my camera.

By some miracle today i finally downloaded the firmware, but now I am stuck.  The instructions for making the SD card bootable on a mac are ok, but they really rely on knowing exactly where to go and what to do.

I have downloaded and installed Darwin ports, but when I type the commands as said in the FAQ my terminal just tells me it is a bad command or it doesn't exist and i can't hex edit the sd card to make it bootable.

Has anyone on here made an SD card bootable? if so, could they write a simple idiots guide to doing it as i feel i am missing something vital out.

As I say, I am up to the stage of installing Darwin ports, and unmounting my SD card and that's it.

Any help would be great.  I see so many examples of what people are doing with their fully featured cameras and I really want to join in.  I so want to use the remote USB control, time lapse and RAW functions.

Mel

Re: Mac - CHDK and a 720is
« Reply #1 on: 04 / April / 2008, 13:01:44 »

Re: Mac - CHDK and a 720is
« Reply #2 on: 04 / April / 2008, 14:27:19 »
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Re: Mac - CHDK and a 720is
« Reply #3 on: 05 / April / 2008, 09:56:30 »
Hi guys, I am on a mac, running tiger 10.4.11
all you need is the unarchiver program

The Unarchiver


use that program to unzip it and you should be fine.


Re: Mac - CHDK and a 720is
« Reply #4 on: 18 / April / 2008, 18:29:15 »
So, I consider myself relatively technical, and I actually did get Darwin ports hexedit up and running (there are a ton of missing instructions on the wiki ... I'm going to need to go back and edit them).

HOWEVER ... as far as I can see, if you have a > 2GB card (I have a 4GB), then getting it to work on a Mac is going to be very hard. The trick is in making these cards "bootable", and I haven't found any reliable way to get this work, including advanced stuff like making 2 partitions using Disk Utility on your SD card. Ouch...

I may have to see about getting a small SD card just to see if I can get it working reliably on that, and then go from there. If anyone finds utilities for making SD cards bootable on the Mac, let us know...

Re: Mac - CHDK and a 720is
« Reply #5 on: 20 / April / 2008, 23:05:15 »
Well... I've been trying to get the S5IS loaded up since it came out. I've installed Darwin Ports and HexEdit.

When I type (per the wiki):
sudo hexedit disk2s1

All I get is:
hexedit: disk2s1: Not a file.

Any ideas? I am trying this on my 2Gb card.


Re: Mac - CHDK and a 720is
« Reply #6 on: 21 / April / 2008, 01:56:19 »
I just wrote up very long instructions on my blog here: Getting CHDK working on the Canon S5 IS from Mac OS X | B. Mann Consulting

So, if you are getting "not a file", it means that you missed a step: you need to UNmount the partition -- then you should be able to edit with hexedit.

Please let me know if my instructions work for you.

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« Reply #7 on: 21 / April / 2008, 14:56:57 »
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Re: Mac - CHDK and a 720is
« Reply #8 on: 21 / April / 2008, 15:53:35 »
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It's not very good etiquette to direct someone to a commercial site for information from a free open-source project.

Eh? That's my personal website, it's not commercial (other than having Google Ads on it). I'm an open source evangelist (among other things), so it's not like I don't get those aspects. I added the link because I just finished it and know the pain that Mac users are going through :P

As I said on that page, I still need to go back and edit the wiki pages (and create an account and so on), and I'm hoping to get to that later this week.

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« Reply #9 on: 21 / April / 2008, 16:18:09 »
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