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Switching cameras without reformatting the card?

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Switching cameras without reformatting the card?
« on: 29 / October / 2010, 14:42:11 »
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I had an a460 that went downhill. So, through canon's customer loyalty program I got an a470 to replace it. I have the build of CHDK for the a460 on my card and don't want to reformat the card to put the version for my new camera on it. Is there a way to do this? If not, I can just put the pictures and data I want to save onto my computer and do it the normal route, but since it is already good, I thought I could make it work easier.
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Re: Switching cameras without reformatting the card?
« Reply #1 on: 29 / October / 2010, 15:28:16 »
I have the build of CHDK for the a460 on my card and don't want to reformat the card to put the version for my new camera on it. Is there a way to do this?

Just overwrite the old CHDK files on the card with the new one, i.e. download the full CHDK package for your A470 from the Autobuild Server & unzip all files to your card. This will overwrite the CHDK files, not your images/videos...

Note - on a multi partition setup don't forget to replace the old A460 files with the new A470 ones on both partitions !

I also suggest to rename or delete your old CHDK config file \CHDK\cchdk.cfg

Re: Switching cameras without reformatting the card?
« Reply #2 on: 29 / October / 2010, 15:34:35 »
Thanks. I figured there MUST be a way. I looked everywhere, even Google, which is my friend. Now I have the answer I had been looking for. Thank you so much. BTW - Does it delete the .bas files? If not, then I'm good. From your description, I think it won't unless I make a mistake. Is that correct?
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Re: Switching cameras without reformatting the card?
« Reply #3 on: 29 / October / 2010, 15:46:46 »
BTW - Does it delete the .bas files? If not, then I'm good. From your description, I think it won't unless I make a mistake. Is that correct?
This will not delete any files, but existing files with the same name will be overwritten; in the CHDK full package there are some 'standard' script files in the \CHDK\SCRIPTS folder - if you made changes on those script on your old installation, the scripts will be overwritten.

I suggest to make a backup of your old installation, i.e. copy the whole \CHDK folder & your own scripts to your hard disc before you do the update...


Re: Switching cameras without reformatting the card?
« Reply #4 on: 29 / October / 2010, 15:53:27 »
Okay, thanks.
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