Card Tricks and card size - General Help and Assistance on using CHDK stable releases - CHDK Forum supplierdeeply

Card Tricks and card size

  • 4 Replies
  • 2709 Views
Card Tricks and card size
« on: 28 / October / 2008, 10:55:52 »
Advertisements
I have a G7 and can use 8MB cards (or so it appears)  but when I tried to install card tricks it said the card had to be less than 4 GB (I did get it to install on the 4GB cards)  Is there any way to get card tricks on an 8 GB card?

Re: Card Tricks and card size
« Reply #1 on: 31 / October / 2008, 08:50:57 »
Anyone?

*

Offline whim

  • ******
  • 2013
  • A495/590/620/630 ixus70/115/220/230/300/870 S95
Re: Card Tricks and card size
« Reply #2 on: 31 / October / 2008, 10:23:28 »
In fact, since your camera uses VxWorks, you can use the 'firmware update' method to start CHDK ...
Just formatting your card in the camera is perfectly OK for this. It is only when you want to automatically
load CHDK at camera startup that a so called FAT16 partition is required, these can unfortunately
not be bigger than 4 Gb. To remedy this, the card must be partitioned, you can use 'sdminste.exe' for
this (get it by downloading Stereo Data Maker here: StereoData Maker

wim
« Last Edit: 31 / October / 2008, 10:36:51 by whim »

Re: Card Tricks and card size
« Reply #3 on: 14 / November / 2008, 11:55:36 »
Sorry - didn't see that you replied til now - if the card is partitioned, does the camera see only 4 GB or can it then see the entire card?  (I don't entirely understand your reply - thanks)


*

Offline whim

  • ******
  • 2013
  • A495/590/620/630 ixus70/115/220/230/300/870 S95
Re: Card Tricks and card size
« Reply #4 on: 14 / November / 2008, 13:09:27 »
Yes the cam with CHDK will then use the large partition to store the pictures, while
CHDK is installed on the small partition (which needs only be 4-8 Mb)
Read all the details here: FAQ - CHDK Wiki

If all this is too confusing, just buy a smaller card (max 4 Gb) to use with CHDK.

i attached the partitioning program i mentioned, in case you want to give it a try.

wim


 

Related Topics