make my 8Gb bootable by formating it with the CardTricks 145 version.
I have been doing a bunch of testing with the new 8GB Eye-Fi card.You have two options really, because you can not format the card into two partitions and get Eye-Fi to work from the second partition.First option is to format FAT 32 then copy CHDK onto the card and just using the firmware update method boot CHDK manually.The second option, which is the one I settled on, is to partition the card to two 4GB partitions, format the first partition as FAT 16 and then load CHDK onto that partition (as well as the Eye-Fi stuff). The second partition is more or less a waste since the camera or CHDK can not access that partition. (If you switch to the second partition using CHDK it will give you an Card Error message)The benefit to me over the standard 4GB Eye-Fi card was the ability to do Ad-Hoc transfers and handling of RAW data transfers.You could also buy their older 4GB Pro card and do the same thing, but the older card has to be filed to give the card the ability to fool the camera it has a write protect lock switch.Furthermore I found that everyone sells the old card for about the same price as the new 8GB card. So whats the difference. The new 8GB card already has the write protect switch. So you can forget the filing of the card.I guess no matter how you look at it, there is no way to actually use the full 8GB of the card. I faced that reality and moved on just happy I can handle the RAW and Ad-Hoc transfers.
I've just developed a new tool to make CF and SD cards bootable with a win GUI (handles FAT and FAT32).(bootCF needs a dll, FAT32 and command line only)
Hi,I've just updated CardTricks to also allow making FAT32 partitions bootable,when option "CF boot sector" is checked, the following strings are written to MBR:FAT16: at 0x2B "EOS_DEVELOP" at 0x40 "BOOTDISK"FAT32: at 0x47 "EOS_DEVELOP" at 0x5C "BOOTDISK" (the quotes are not written, of course) Note: Useless for CHDK / P&S in general, only DSLRs can boot off FAT32 partitionsI have successfully tested on 8 GB SD cards and 8 GB memory sticks, but (as non-DSLR owner)don't have CF cards to test on. Note that, because the program was originally developed just forCHDK on SD cards, it will not allow you to format cards <= 4GB as FAT32.For Canon P&S owners there is no new functionalitySo...if any of you DSLR guys want to test this on real CF, it's here:DL location:CardTricks145 (535 kB, CT+cmdline+sources)Please note: the cmdline utils DO NOT CHECK the file system - after runningbootableCF32.exe on a FAT16 card, or bootable(CF).exe on a FAT32 card you will need to FORMAT and LOSE ALL DATA ! cheers,wim[edit 30-12-09: re-uploaded, download limit (1000) was reached. Happy New Year you all ! ][edit 28-02-10: re-uploaded, download limit (1000) was reached again ] [edit 28-03-10: re-uploaded, download limit (1000) was reached again ? ] [edit 09-06-10: added alternative DL location ][edit 26-06-10: re-uploaded, download limit (1000) was reached again ] [edit 21-11-10: removed drop.io links ]
I've just uploaded MacBoot - an OSX app that makes SD and CF cards bootable (for CHDK, Magic Lantern and Canon Basic). See http://www.zenoshrdlu.com/macboot/macboot.htmlIt's pretty much an OSX equivalent of Pelican's EOSCard.
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