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SD800IS upgrade to 1.2

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SD800IS upgrade to 1.2
« on: 25 / November / 2014, 21:34:27 »
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I am running v0.82 on my SD800IS but if I try to upgrade to the current v1.2 by copying the files to the SD card, I no longer get the Firmware update menu option. It appears that it is the PS.FIR file that is causing the problem in that if I update everything except that file it works but is still running 0.82. It's been awhile since I've used CHDK so perhaps some kind person could tell me what I am forgetting?

Re: SD800IS upgrade to 1.2
« Reply #1 on: 25 / November / 2014, 21:43:30 »
Hmmm ... v0.82.  Stone tools from the dark ages? Wow.

If you leave the PS.FIR from 0.82 on your card,  then you get 0.82 as that file is CHDK (essentially).  But if you try to install 1.2.0 by just copying files, lots of things can go wrong - especially if your SD card is larger than 4G ( i.e. dual partition needed for your SD800 autobooting).

The easiest way out of this is probably to download STICK and let it set everything up correctly for you.   For reference, pretty much ever other (more difficult) method is listed here : Prepare_your_SD_card

I'd recommend going to the 1.3.0 version rather than 1.2.0.  A lot of big improvements have happened in the last year or so!

Note : newer versions of Canon Powershots use ps.fi2 a file rather than ps.fir .. I'll check to see if that's borked on the latest updates for the SD800IS. The current distro for your camera has a ps.fir file.
« Last Edit: 25 / November / 2014, 21:46:21 by waterwingz »
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

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Re: SD800IS upgrade to 1.2
« Reply #2 on: 25 / November / 2014, 21:52:06 »
Brilliant! Stick worked like a charm. Thank you very much for your help in moving me out of the dark ages.

Re: SD800IS upgrade to 1.2
« Reply #3 on: 25 / November / 2014, 22:06:49 »
Brilliant! Stick worked like a charm. Thank you very much for your help in moving me out of the dark ages.
If you were not using the "SD Card Lock" booting method, you can now.  Just put the little SD card lock switch into the locked position and when you start your camera,  CHDK will load automatically.
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16


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Re: SD800IS upgrade to 1.2
« Reply #4 on: 25 / November / 2014, 22:11:07 »
That's a nice feature. Now to download some scripts.  :)

Re: SD800IS upgrade to 1.2
« Reply #5 on: 25 / November / 2014, 22:17:53 »
That's a nice feature. Now to download some scripts.  :)
http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/User_Written_Scripts

Happy hunting.  If you have a couple of specific needs,  I can point you to a few of my favorites.
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

 

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