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Installing CHDK
« on: 22 / December / 2010, 11:45:22 »
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I have a Canon S5 IS camera and a 2 GB Sd card. I have tried to install CHDK on my card using CardTricks and I think I succeeded but when I put the card into my camera all I get is a "No Image" sign. I repeated the installation a number of time and saw that CGDK was on the card but still cannot see it on my camera. What could I be doing wrong?CHDK is on the card because in the Shoot mode it shows the % battery power but in the show mode just "No Image". How do I see the other info such as RAW?
« Last Edit: 22 / December / 2010, 14:55:04 by Ebony »

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Re: Installing CHDK
« Reply #1 on: 22 / December / 2010, 15:48:31 »
Hello & welcome, Ebony !

What could I be doing wrong?CHDK is on the card because in the Shoot mode it shows the % battery power but in the show mode just "No Image".

To switch to record mode, press (or half-press) the shutter button once.
Hold the power button for ~ 1.5 seconds to start directly in record mode.

To enter the CHDK <Alt> mode press the PRINT/SHORTCUT button, to enter the CHDK main menu then press the MENU button; to leave <Alt> mode press PRINT again...

I suggest to read the CHDK user manual:

* http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK_User_Manual

Re: Installing CHDK
« Reply #2 on: 22 / December / 2010, 16:44:04 »
I have no idea what you mean nor what the manual means. If I press the shutter button half way once I get a photo or half way a display. Holding the power button switches the camera off. I can't find a print/shortcut button. Are all these the same instructions for the Canon S5 is?

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Re: Installing CHDK
« Reply #3 on: 22 / December / 2010, 18:14:58 »
The print/shortcut button on the S5is on the back, just to the left of the viewfinder. It has a printer icon and a letter S inside a white box underneath it.

If CHDK is installed, pressing that button will put you in Alt mode (the word Alt will appear on the screen). If you then press the Menu button (on the right at the back, with the word MENU beside it) the CHDK menu will appear.

At that point I think you should read the manual fe50 pointed you at.
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Re: Installing CHDK
« Reply #4 on: 22 / December / 2010, 18:20:00 »
I have no idea what you mean nor what the manual means. If I press the shutter button half way once I get a photo or half way a display. Holding the power button switches the camera off.
These hints were meant for starting the camera with the CHDK autoboot method...

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I can't find a print/shortcut button. Are all these the same instructions for the Canon S5 is?
Yes, of course - maybe you should first read the (Canon) camera user guide to know the buttons & features of your camera ;)
(Left side of the viewfinder, with the blue PRINTer symbol / [ S ] sign)

Re: Installing CHDK
« Reply #5 on: 22 / December / 2010, 21:36:31 »
Sorry.Your right. I found how to open CHDK. The problem is when I make a choice in the menu eg. shoot in RAW and go back to the shooting mode the camera will not take the photo. This happens when I make any choice from the CHDK menu. The camera seems to freeze but I think I got it worked out.
Thanks for the help.
« Last Edit: 22 / December / 2010, 21:53:32 by Ebony »

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Re: Installing CHDK
« Reply #6 on: 23 / December / 2010, 04:14:32 »
Ebony, in case you haven't realised it, you have to leave Alt mode (by pressing the Print key again) to take photos with those new settings. Alt mode is just for changing CHDK settings and running scripts.
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making more than 2 gb card bootable
« Reply #7 on: 13 / February / 2011, 17:25:16 »
well finally this is what worked for me (its a combination of different procedures mentioned)
1. download http://myfreefilehosting.com/f/440c067a37_0.1MB      name this file something like boot sector.dat
2. download HDHacker
3. download from SDM - COMMONFILES.ZIP  extract this and look for sdministe.exe
4. if ur laptop cannot read more than 2gb card then get one USB CARD READER
5. put card in card reader and start sdminste.exe. this should now show ur card drive letter
6. click on CREATE PARTITION. then click on 2 PARTITIONS. this will automatically create 1st partition as fat12 -2mb and 2nd partition as fat32 (larger partition). as and when it asks u to remove and reinsert card- do it.
7. insert card. run HDHacker. make sure ur card drive letter is selected (REALLY MAKE SURE OF THAT). select LOGICAL DRIVE. select first sector. click on load sector from file. browse to the file - bootsector.dat
8. click on -write sector on disc. now the card should be bootable
9. download the correct version of CHDK for your camera (zip file)
10. extract files directly to the smaller partition of card.  only diskboot.bin is needed in small partition (i had to repeat this step 2 times and with error messages it finally loaded that file)
11. insert card. start sdminte.exe
12. click on SWAP PARTITION. (itll ask u to remove and reinsert card - needless to say u do it like a slave!). now the larger partition becomes the 1st partition
13. unzip the chdk to a folder on ur laptop (wherever u like). copy the unzipped CHDK folder tothis larger partition of card
14. again start sdminste.exe. click on SWAP PARTITION (remove and reinsert whenever .........). now the small partition is 1st partition
15. LOCK CARD . put in camera . READY TO SHOOT!.....
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Re: Installing CHDK
« Reply #8 on: 14 / February / 2011, 04:58:23 »
sorry guys... the above link has expired. :(.. instead of downloading that file please use the following steps (as it is in wiki)
instead of step 7 and 8 follow this...
Download the HDHacker utility to execute the following steps.
Install and run the HDHacker.
Select the proper drive letter corresponding to your SD card in the card reader.
Select "logical drive" and "first sector" (as far as I know, it's the default)
"Read sector from disk"
Save this sector to a file for safety (512 bytes) (I named it: BootSector_G9.bin)
Use a hex editor to edit this file
Go to offset 0x40 (decimal 64) and type BOOTDISK in ASCII mode (as explained here). Keep in mind that, if you do not see FAT12 or FAT16 around 0x36 (decimal 54) in the hex editor, you probably picked the wrong drive. Do not overwrite anything in that case.
Save it as a different file (I named it: BootSector_G9_bootable.bin)
Use HDHacker to "load sector from file" this new file containing BOOTDISK information onto your SD card
"write sector on disk" Don't forget to select the correct drive letter!
« Last Edit: 14 / February / 2011, 05:45:45 by dinesh »

Re: Installing CHDK
« Reply #9 on: 10 / August / 2011, 04:51:26 »
3. download from SDM - COMMONFILES.ZIP  extract this and look for sdministe.exe
sdminste.exe (StereoData Maker Installer) is in : http://stereo.jpn.org/eng/sdm/file/common_files.zip


 

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