Yep, another newbie here. I found out about CHDK when I ran across the page of the kids that sent their a470 to "near-space" with a balloon. - Project Icarus. As an ex-photographer (film) I really want to try this out.
This script stuff has me throughly confused. And frankly I get a little skiddish when I see warnings that say 'all data will be erased'. After 3 days and an enough cigarettes to give a small nation terminal cancer, I must ask for help.
I tried to follow the instructions on the FAQ/MAC
I have my version- GM1.01B
The card 2gig (new, along with the camera) is formatted FAT16Step 4 Run Script...
HUH? How do you run script?
I read the card tricks thread-http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php/topic,1807.msg16421.html#msg16421
and am at the same point as the original poster. Copied the files to the SD card and put it in the camera (card locked) but I don't get the function "Firmware Update"in the menu.
I looked at the card in disk utilites and it says 'not bootable" so I followed the instructions in the "bootable SD card" thread.--http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Bootable_SD_card
* Load your SD card in a card reader (unless your camera appears as a disk drive when you connect it)
* Open Disk Utility and highlight the volume. Click "Info" and look for "Disk Identifier".
* close the Info window
* With the volume highlighted (not the "drive"), click "Unmount".
* From a Terminal command line, run a command like this:
After I clicked "unmount" Nothing happened except the SD card icon disappeared from the desktop as if I ejected it. Terminal command line
... What the heck is that?
If I can put my hands on it I can fix or build just about anything but this electronic/computer stuff really baffles me.
Thanks in advance.
Any help is greatly appreciated.