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New to this-- SD1100IS

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Re: New to this-- SD1100IS
« Reply #10 on: 27 / April / 2009, 04:56:20 »
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Ok I think I did it, but now when I put my card back in the camera it says that the memory card is full. Does that mean something went wrong? It also has other various things on the screen that it didn't have before, and it said something about the CHDK, so something got installed...

Also, how do I make it so that I have to manually load the CHDK? I think I'd like to still be able to use my camera in its original mode for awhile.

The reason I thought you might not be able to save photos onto the card if it was locked is that I was thinking of those little things you slide over on a video tape to keep from recording over it. Is it not like that?
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Re: New to this-- SD1100IS
« Reply #11 on: 27 / April / 2009, 05:43:59 »
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The reason I thought you might not be able to save photos onto the card if it was locked is that I was thinking of those little things you slide over on a video tape to keep from recording over it. Is it not like that?

Yes, it is like that. But CHDK tricks the cam into writing to it anyway.
this is necessary, because CHDK uses a mechanism built into the Canon
firmware (probable meant for factory service) that will automatically load
a file called 'DISKBOOT.BIN' if certain conditions are met:

1) the card has to be write protected

2) the card has to be bootable for Canon cams, which means the first sector
    of the card should contain the letters BOOTDISK at offset 0x40

The manual start method for CHDK uses another built-in Canon mechanism,
the firmware update: if the Canon firmware finds a file called 'PS.FI2' in the
root of the card, it will add a 'Firm Update' option to it's menu.
Note: this menu will only be present if you start the cam in Play(Review)
mode


HTH,

wim

Re: New to this-- SD1100IS
« Reply #12 on: 27 / April / 2009, 06:03:19 »
So can I use the lock or unlock switch to control whether I use the CHDK or not? I mean, can I leave it on unlocked and have the camera function like it used to, and then move it to locked whenever I want to do something fancy? Or is there an easier way to switch back and forth?

Its all a moot point anyway until I can convince the memory card that it isn't full...
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Re: New to this-- SD1100IS
« Reply #13 on: 27 / April / 2009, 06:33:04 »
So can I use the lock or unlock switch to control whether I use the CHDK or not? I mean, can I leave it on unlocked and have the camera function like it used to, and then move it to locked whenever I want to do something fancy?
Yes.
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Or is there an easier way to switch back and forth?
Yes, manual loading method with firmware update menu item, as whim said.

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It's all a moot point anyway until I can convince the memory card that it isn't full...
Backup your images, format your SD card & install CHDK new.


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Re: New to this-- SD1100IS
« Reply #14 on: 27 / April / 2009, 06:34:51 »
unlocked -> cam starts as usual, if you want to use CHDK run
Canon 'firm update'

locked -> CHDK will auto start every time cam is turned on

It's not normal that your cam says that the card is full though (unless it is
of course)

The Mac FAQ http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/FAQ/Mac should have all the info you
need, if that doesn't help i suppose you'll need to talk to a Mac/CHDK user ...

wim

edit: or, as fe50 suggests, use CardTricks on a Windows machine ...
« Last Edit: 27 / April / 2009, 06:41:04 by whim »

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Re: New to this-- SD1100IS
« Reply #15 on: 27 / April / 2009, 07:15:27 »
@wim
you mixed up "card locked" (that's normal) with "card is full" ;)

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Re: New to this-- SD1100IS
« Reply #16 on: 27 / April / 2009, 07:50:57 »
@fe50

i just tried to explain a possible misunderstanding here:

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So can I use the lock or unlock switch to control whether I use the CHDK or not? I mean, can I leave it on unlocked and have the camera function like it used to, and then move it to locked whenever I want to do something fancy? Or is there an easier way to switch back and forth?

...but if that wasn't clear i prob need more coffee  :D

wim

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Re: New to this-- SD1100IS
« Reply #17 on: 27 / April / 2009, 08:03:17 »

Its all a moot point anyway until I can convince the memory card that it isn't full...

What size SD card are you using?
If you really need to be able to use Canon and CHDK separately with only one SD card that has two partitions, then you will probably need two equal size partitions.
The instructions on how to partition the card without a script are at http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/FAQ/Mac#In_Brief,
You could always use two separate cards. I use a Mac also, but I found it easier to use whim's CardTricks on a PC, to format my cards. But partitioning on the Mac is not all that difficult. Let us know if you need more help. :)

A720IS.


Re: New to this-- SD1100IS
« Reply #18 on: 27 / April / 2009, 08:46:03 »
It's a 4 gig sdhc card. It has no photos on it, and I think it was reformatted when I installed the chdk. When I go to the menu it indicates that only a small amount of space is taken up, but on the main screen when I try to take a  photo it says memory card full. I don't think it can have filled up 4 gigs. As for autoload, I just want to be able to use the normal mode because I'm used to it. In the long run I may switch over completely to the chdk, but for now I'd like to have it start up as a basic camera and then just boot up the chdk when I want to experiment. 

I appreciate the help, but I also just want to note that I HAVE read though the main FAQ and the mac FAQ several times, so linking to it again doesn't do much good unless you have something else to add.

Any advice on what to do now? Should I just try the same thing again?
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I use the chdk on my SX230 and SD1100 cameras, and I installed them using a Macbook, currently running 10.6.8.

Re: New to this-- SD1100IS
« Reply #19 on: 27 / April / 2009, 12:50:58 »
I just tried it again, using the script from here: http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/FAQ/Mac#Scripted_Installation_of_CHDK

The same thing happened again. It seemed to install and reformat the card. My computer showed two volumes on the card, one called CHDK. However, when I put it in the camera it says Memory Card Full. When I go to the menu on the camera and go down to the card, it shows that only 200 something KB have been used out of 3.9 GB, but the camera still thinks the card is full.

What can I do?
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I use the chdk on my SX230 and SD1100 cameras, and I installed them using a Macbook, currently running 10.6.8.

 

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