G11 installation on FAT32 problem

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G11 installation on FAT32 problem
« on: 02 / April / 2017, 06:21:40 »
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Hi!

I am new here and as a User of CHDK and hope to find a solution for my problem.
Recently I bought a G11 to use it for long term time lapse. For this purpose I bought two 32GB SDHC cards.
After formatting it on the camera (FA32) I used the program "Stick" to install CHDK. It worked fine, but when
I use it in my G11 it says "Card protected". But I learned that it is mandatory to protect the card before inserting
it into the camera. Could it be that this method doesn't work with 32gb sdhc cards? Or is the FAT32 format possibly
the reason for the problem? When I insert the cart into my macbook, I see two partitions, one called "CANON DC"
and the other "PHOTOS". Maybe the problem is because of the two partitions?

Has anyone an idea how to solve the problem, but keep the 32gb volume, which I need at least for my purpose?
Or should I buy a newer camera model (which one)?

It would be great, if you could give me some hints!

Kind regards,
carlinhos

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Re: G11 installation on FAT32 problem
« Reply #1 on: 02 / April / 2017, 07:45:07 »
Hi Carlinhos


the G11 is an old camera - 2009 - so CHDK won't boot from a FAT32 card, only from FAT16. In order to run CHDK on a card bigger than 4GB (the max size for FAT16), the card needs two partitions - small FAT16 one holding the CHDK boot file and a larger FAT32 one to hold photos, CHDK scripts etc. It looks as though STICK has set the card up correctly with two partitions, so if you lock the card and put it in the camera and switch on CHDK should run (and you should not see a"card protected" message). That's the way CHDK autoboot is supposed to work.


If the card is locked but you still see the 'card protected' message then something went wrong with the installation. In that case I suggest you use STICK again. It should not need to reformat (since the card already has the necessary two partitions) but will ensure te card is bootable and copy all the files to the correct partitions.



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Re: G11 installation on FAT32 problem
« Reply #2 on: 02 / April / 2017, 08:13:33 »
the G11 is an old camera - 2009 - so CHDK won't boot from a FAT32 card, only from FAT16.

Hi Zeno,

thank you for your help. I have seen that the two partitions created by STICK are:
- CANON_DC (only 15.9mb in FAT16 format)
- PHOTOS (31.88gb in FAT32 format)

But the camera only shows the 15.9mb partition.
How can I know, if it has booted from this partition?

Thanks,
carlinhos

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Re: G11 installation on FAT32 problem
« Reply #3 on: 02 / April / 2017, 09:51:49 »
When you switch the camera on with a locked card CHDK boots from the small partition and then switches to the large partition so that photos will be stored there and scripts and other CHDK files can be accessed.


If you see the CHDK logo appear when the camera is switched on, everything is fine.
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Re: G11 installation on FAT32 problem
« Reply #4 on: 02 / April / 2017, 09:58:21 »
If you see the CHDK logo appear when the camera is switched on, everything is fine.

The logo doesn't appear. It starts as always without change.

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Re: G11 installation on FAT32 problem
« Reply #5 on: 02 / April / 2017, 10:00:04 »
If the card is locked and the camera starts without showing the CHDK logo, then something is very wrong! Are you sure the card is locked?
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Re: G11 installation on FAT32 problem
« Reply #6 on: 02 / April / 2017, 10:40:08 »
Are you sure the card is locked?

Yes, and it also displays the message "card is write protected".

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Re: G11 installation on FAT32 problem
« Reply #7 on: 02 / April / 2017, 10:48:01 »
In that case you need to use STICK again because things are definitely not right.


Since you are using a Mac, you need to start STICK by double-clicking the STICKML.command file. That will ask you to type your admin password to give STICK permission to access the boot sector of the card (presumably you did this the last time). STICK should not need to repartition the card (since it already has two partitions).


It would help me to see what's been going wrong if you emailed me the sticklog.txt file (in the STICK folder).


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Re: G11 installation on FAT32 problem
« Reply #8 on: 02 / April / 2017, 11:12:03 »
It would help me to see what's been going wrong if you emailed me the sticklog.txt file (in the STICK folder).

You have mail!

 

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