On the forum, this has been written and it applies to me.... looks like the 30 steps are going to be needed!! If the below has been fixed please let me know!
To save me some searching, can you please a link to where you got the quote?
I proceeded with the SDMinste program and successfully navigated through the steps to the end, and have successfully made it so the camera boots on then loads the firmware. However it says the memory card is full.
What I don't understand, is that the final state of the partitions is that the main partition (FAT16) is only 2mb. It seems like I am half way there. The partitions have been created correctly. But the camera for some reason doesn't want to write to the main FAT32 partition.
If you've done things correctly, you should end up with a primary partition formatted as FAT16 of about 2MB. You should also have a second partition formatted as FAT32 that uses up the rest of the card (7.999 GB). If CHDK does not see a correctly partitioned SD Card, it will just boot from the first small partition and not switch to the larger partition after booting. Which is what the "Card Full" error is telling you - its running from the first partition and thus has no space to save pictures.