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G11 cdhk not loading- bootbale SD card method

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G11 cdhk not loading- bootbale SD card method
« on: 17 / November / 2015, 03:26:37 »
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Hello,
I'm using a canon g11 firmware 1.00L camera release Jan  2010. I have downloaded the following zip file g11-100l-1.3.0-4272-full an extracted the files to the SD card. The SD card  had been low level formatted and is showing as 32 fat.
However once I turn on  (using playback only) the firmware update option does not appear in the menu so I cannot progress- what am I missing here?
Any help greatly appreciated as my brain  is now near melting point...

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Re: G11 cdhk not loading- bootbale SD card method
« Reply #1 on: 17 / November / 2015, 03:30:50 »
Hello,
I'm using a canon g11 firmware 1.00L camera release Jan  2010. I have downloaded the following zip file g11-100l-1.3.0-4272-full an extracted the files to the SD card. The SD card  had been low level formatted and is showing as 32 fat.
However once I turn on  (using playback only) the firmware update option does not appear in the menu so I cannot progress- what am I missing here?
Any help greatly appreciated as my brain  is now near melting point...

The firmware update method of loading CHDK is disabled on the G11 - the comments in the code state it does not work.

I can create a build with this enabled if you would like to test it.

Phil.
CHDK ports:
  sx30is (1.00c, 1.00h, 1.00l, 1.00n & 1.00p)
  g12 (1.00c, 1.00e, 1.00f & 1.00g)
  sx130is (1.01d & 1.01f)
  ixus310hs (1.00a & 1.01a)
  sx40hs (1.00d, 1.00g & 1.00i)
  g1x (1.00e, 1.00f & 1.00g)

Re: G11 cdhk not loading- bootbale SD card method
« Reply #2 on: 17 / November / 2015, 05:13:32 »
Hi Phil,
thanks for responding so quickly. I'm definitely missing something here- I saw the text about the firmware update not being available here: http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/G11 so went to method 2 of the bootable sd card page as an alternative, but it sounds like that just a  firmware update method?

I can try using the stick utility which I haven't tried yet, but if a build is possible and an optimum solution  that would be great. Naturally I don't want to put you to any trouble if it is a long/complex process!

thanks!
Brian

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Re: G11 cdhk not loading- bootbale SD card method
« Reply #3 on: 17 / November / 2015, 06:18:47 »
Attached is a build with the firmware update boot file.
It probably won't work; but can't hurt to try.

Stick is the best option to create an autoboot SD card; but the G11 can only autoboot from a FAT16 partition which must be < 4GB in size.

Phil.
CHDK ports:
  sx30is (1.00c, 1.00h, 1.00l, 1.00n & 1.00p)
  g12 (1.00c, 1.00e, 1.00f & 1.00g)
  sx130is (1.01d & 1.01f)
  ixus310hs (1.00a & 1.01a)
  sx40hs (1.00d, 1.00g & 1.00i)
  g1x (1.00e, 1.00f & 1.00g)


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Re: G11 cdhk not loading- bootbale SD card method
« Reply #4 on: 17 / November / 2015, 09:44:08 »
While STICK will create the necessary two partitions if you are using a card bigger than 4GB, if you are a Windows user you will find bigger cards a real pain. Windows only lets you see the 'active partition - and to run CHDK and take pictures the small FAT16 partition has to be the active one, while to transfer pictures from card to computer using a card reader requires the FAT32 partition to be the active one. As a result you have to switch partitions each time (see my WASP app).

If you use a Mac (OSX) or Linux the problem goes away - both let you see both partitions at the same time
A570, S100, Ixus 127
Author of ASSIST, STICK, WASP, ACID, SDMInst, LICKS, WICKS, MacBoot, UBDB, CFGEdit

Re: G11 cdhk not loading- bootbale SD card method
« Reply #5 on: 18 / November / 2015, 00:53:40 »
Philmoz and zenon, many thanks for your help.

Philmoz, I'll give the build a go and report back thank you for taking the time to do that, appreciate it!

Failing that i'll see if I can transfer to a mac and go via the stick method to avoid the partition visibility issues that zeno mentions.

many thanks again.
Brian

Re: G11 cdhk not loading- bootbale SD card method
« Reply #6 on: 18 / November / 2015, 01:04:59 »
You don't need to use a Mac to setup your SD card to work with CHDK.   STICK will correctly format your card with the two necessary partitions for a G11 on any Windows PC.  A Mac makes it easier to see both partitions afterwards but there are several ways to also do that on a Windows machine.
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