trouble creating a dual partition boot card

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Re: trouble creating a dual partition boot card
« Reply #20 on: 10 / February / 2019, 09:48:04 »
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I am still looking if I can make it shorter.

The instruction this far is 4 pages, but to make it comprehensable i would like to split it in 11 pages.
I've placed <PAGE number> on top of each block of text to point out the next page.
<PAGE number> in a block of text or at the bottom should be a link to a new page.

This is still not complete or finished, but I think it is a good start.
Feel free to comment.
I think it is ready for a first publication to get some feedback about unclear or failling instructions.


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Re: trouble creating a dual partition boot card
« Reply #21 on: 10 / February / 2019, 09:49:01 »
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Re: trouble creating a dual partition boot card
« Reply #22 on: 10 / February / 2019, 12:55:29 »
I am still looking if I can make it shorter. The instruction this far is 4 pages, but to make it comprehensable i would like to split it in 11 pages.
The wiki does not lend itself well to a multi-page format.  However, we can easily divide things into sections with an index on the top of the page that gives links to all the sections.  Take a look at the CHDK User Manual for an example.

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This is still not complete or finished, but I think it is a good start. Feel free to comment.
I'm working up my courage.   :P

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I think it is ready for a first publication to get some feedback about unclear or failling instructions.
I'm travelling right now so will only have sporadic time to contribute today.  Don't be too surprised if there are not a lot of comments from anyone else - the heyday of CHDK is somewhat in the past.
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Re: trouble creating a dual partition boot card
« Reply #23 on: 10 / February / 2019, 13:10:26 »
i think your proposal with a index is a possibility, but i must say that in my experience seperate pages work much better if you want to convey a message.
...i was even thinking about splitting it up some more,
it also gives the possibility to put the other methodes in a similar frame.

but if you want 1 page, i suggest only page 1-5, drop everything else except for the links to other methods, that is too much of a read already.

and I'm not in a rush, for me it is clear without the instruction  :D
it is now out of my hands, if nobody responds I can only assume I did a good job ;)

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Re: trouble creating a dual partition boot card
« Reply #24 on: 11 / February / 2019, 04:31:00 »
...if nobody responds I can only assume I did a good job ;)
Good work. It is quite difficult to write good descriptions. I know what I'm talking about. I wrote the german CHDK manual.

The ALT key description I find not quite succeeded.

In general, the ALT key is the print/shortcut (with a blue LED, rather older cameras) or the playback key (blue triangle, rather newer cameras). There are a few exceptions:
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  • Touchscreen cameras with CHDK touchscreen support[CHDK] Button

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Re: trouble creating a dual partition boot card
« Reply #25 on: 11 / February / 2019, 07:11:44 »
i pulled the alt key description from chdk for dummy's, and thank you msl.
i've adapted it in this more readable version, if multi page is not an option.
away with those page numbers.
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Re: trouble creating a dual partition boot card
« Reply #26 on: 11 / February / 2019, 12:15:24 »
and i have one edit to change, or there is some work in the programming department ;)
dual boot only seems to work as fat16 with fat32.
i tried FAT16 with exFAT, and then it states at startup ERROR MISSING MODULE and i am unable to load scripts.
However CHDK seems mostly functional
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Re: trouble creating a dual partition boot card
« Reply #27 on: 11 / February / 2019, 12:52:22 »
and i have one edit to change, or there is some work in the programming department ;)
dual boot only seems to work as fat16 with fat32.
Yes. I wouldn't expect it to work with exFAT.
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i tried FAT16 with exFAT, and then it states at startup ERROR MISSING MODULE and i am unable to load scripts.
However CHDK seems mostly functional

This means that CHDK wasn't able able access the CHDK directory. Many things will be broken.

Does the camera see the amount of space that would be available on the exFAT partition?
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Re: trouble creating a dual partition boot card
« Reply #28 on: 11 / February / 2019, 12:57:07 »
No, the camera is stuck in partition 1. it does not move to the exFAT.

i have changed the instruction accordingly.
btw I also did not check if stick, when creating dual boot, makes a fat32 partition in windows on >32GB SD cards...sorry my larger cards are all occupied at this moment.
but i'm guessing there is somebody out there that knows that...

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