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pilnik

ixus 960 is 16GB card 2partitions CHDK works
« on: 05 / September / 2009, 07:08:46 »
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hi, im new on this forum so im sorry for any mistake if something bad written.
so i managed to work chdk in mine 960is canon camera with 16GB sdhc..
i formated 16gb patriot SDHC class6 card like this:

-  first partition has 16MB for CHDK its fat16
- and second has rest of the card which is 16GB /minus 16MB because of first partition/ and its formated to fat32.

ive done this on xubuntu linux distro via gparted. i dont have any problems to show card /both partitions in linux, but problem is win xp. there is only one partition and its that first 16MB FAT16 showing. is there any hack of patch to show this in windooze??
thanks for any help.

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Re: ixus 960 is 16GB card 2partitions CHDK works
« Reply #1 on: 05 / September / 2009, 07:20:23 »
Hello & welcome, pilnik  !
so i managed to work chdk in mine 960is canon camera with 16GB sdhc..
-  first partition has 16MB for CHDK its fat16
- and second has rest of the card which is 16GB /minus 16MB because of first partition/ and its formated to fat32.
ive done this on xubuntu linux distro via gparted. i dont have any problems to show card /both partitions in linux, but problem is win xp. there is only one partition and its that first 16MB FAT16 showing. is there any hack of patch to show this in windooze??
Stupid Windows can only access one (the first one) partition with the default driver.

info / link for hd driver: http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php/topic,2468.msg30911.html#msg30911
in camera swapping: http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php/topic,2468.msg36022.html#msg36022 not for Ixu960
using the SDM installer: http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php/topic,3910.msg36763.html#msg36763

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pilnik

Re: ixus 960 is 16GB card 2partitions CHDK works
« Reply #2 on: 05 / September / 2009, 07:57:29 »
amazing, works as a charm. thanks for help.

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Re: ixus 960 is 16GB card 2partitions CHDK works
« Reply #3 on: 05 / September / 2009, 07:58:56 »
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first partition has 16MB for CHDK its fat16

you might already know this, but just to be sure:

Put only chdk binaries ( DISKBOOT.BIN & PS.FI2 ) on the first partition,
(that means you could easily shrink your small partition to 2 MB or even further !)
 
the 2nd partition (where your pix will be saved) should have the /CHDK folder,
but it also pays to put PS.FI2 there, that will allow you to work with CHDK,
even if you forgot to swap partitions.
(PS.FI2 is the binary that starts from the 'firm update' option in the Canon menu
 - it works off FAT16 and FAT32, unlike DISKBOOT.BIN)

If you're going the XP driver mod way, be sure to read about the drawbacks !
And, you might still need the SDM installer to quickly swap partitions.

have fun,

wim


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pilnik

Re: ixus 960 is 16GB card 2partitions CHDK works
« Reply #4 on: 05 / September / 2009, 08:43:33 »
somethings wrong, it says card locked. i put on second partition PS.FI2 first in CHDK folder, then out of it but i do have problem card locked

thanks for help

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Re: ixus 960 is 16GB card 2partitions CHDK works
« Reply #5 on: 05 / September / 2009, 08:53:53 »
[edited again] please check the 2nd link fe50 gave - it has all the info

when you said "it works" were you referring to the XP driver mod ?

cheers,

wim
« Last Edit: 05 / September / 2009, 09:25:24 by whim »

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pilnik

Re: ixus 960 is 16GB card 2partitions CHDK works
« Reply #6 on: 05 / September / 2009, 09:53:39 »
ok, so lets sort it out, i got CHDK running my 960is its fine thill i swap partitions. after i swap em /the fat32 is visible camera says card is locked, right after i swap partitions again to fat one its working fine.
whats the deal?
the 2nd partition (where your pix will be saved) should have the /CHDK folder,
but it also pays to put PS.FI2 there, that will allow you to work with CHDK,
even if you forgot to swap partitions.

i put PS.FI2 to fat32  partiton but im still hanging on card locked when fat32 is active. i have to swap fat partiton and its fine.
so i read about swapping partition: Swap partitions" from the "Miscellaneous stuff" - "Debug parameters" menu, but i can run CHDK because card is locked and second i dont have this in my CHDK menu.
thanks sory for seeing im lama.

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Re: ixus 960 is 16GB card 2partitions CHDK works
« Reply #7 on: 05 / September / 2009, 10:15:09 »
OK that means nothing is wrong; starting from FAT32 thru 'firm update' can only be done
from an UNLOCKED card.

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but it also pays to put PS.FI2 there, that will allow you to work with CHDK,
even if you forgot to swap partitions.

now if only i had added "if you unlock your card first" ...  :D

edit: and, you need to use the 'firm update' in the Canon menu to start CHDK, of course.


cheers and sorry if i confused you,

wim

« Last Edit: 05 / September / 2009, 10:26:56 by whim »


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pilnik

Re: ixus 960 is 16GB card 2partitions CHDK works
« Reply #8 on: 05 / September / 2009, 10:37:44 »
no probs mate you solved my problem, now i just press firmware upgrade and it fine. its working great...... sory for your time. thanks

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Re: ixus 960 is 16GB card 2partitions CHDK works
« Reply #9 on: 05 / September / 2009, 10:48:06 »
you're welcome... maybe 1 more detail: if you like the 'firm update' method, you can
also just skip the whole partitioning business:

- format card in cam
- put CHDK files on it
- done (+ always access to your pix !)

wim

 

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