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Re: some questions before i start
« Reply #20 on: 23 / November / 2011, 12:56:50 »
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Although I'm working on it, it will be a few days before there's something for people to test. Many thanks for the volunteers though. I'll start a new thread when it's ready for the outside world.

I use VMWare Fusion to run both Windows and Ubuntu on my Mac (often simultaneously) - it's trivially easy to switch the Mac's built in SD card reader between the three OS's  - Fusion puts a little button at the bottom of each OS's window that lets you enable/disable such hardware items (CD drives, printers, USB hubs etc).
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Re: some questions before i start
« Reply #21 on: 30 / November / 2011, 09:26:09 »
It took quite a bit longer than I was expecting - my knowledge of linux commands like fdisk, mount/umount and file was woefully weak. However there is an alpha version of the Linux version of my SDMInst OSX app, LICKS, here http://www.zenoshrdlu.com/licks/licks.html

LICKS stands for Linux Installer for ChdK and Sdm. Though I've tried to test it pretty thoroughly, please take care - if I haven't done my job properly it could let you format a hard-disk.
A570, S100, Ixus 127
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Re: some questions before i start
« Reply #22 on: 30 / November / 2011, 19:49:01 »
LICKS stands for Linux Installer for ChdK and Sdm. Though I've tried to test it pretty thoroughly, please take care - if I haven't done my job properly it could let you format a hard-disk.
Initial test report Fedora 16  (64 bit)  (see image below):
1) Will not let me create a single partition - only choice is 2 - on a 4G card.
2) Create Partition label overwritten by Number of partitions label. Other label issues (see screen shot).
3) File browser only lets you select directories but displays individual file - somewhat confusing.  You can't select the ZIP file of your preferred CHDK distribution file.
4) Needed to do a chmod 744 licks.sh to get the script to run
5) When I press "Prepare" the message line says "A volume name for the 2nd partition is required" but there is no edit field beside the label Main Volume to let me enter a volume name (see screenshot)

Test aborted for now.

p.s. should probably ask acseven to move this conversation into its own thread ?

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Re: some questions before i start
« Reply #23 on: 01 / December / 2011, 04:22:19 »
Thanks for the comments Waterwingz - I'll start a new thread today and copy your post into it (and the comments below).

Note that most of your problems are due to the window not being sized properly - it needs to be wider. Try dragging it and see how many of the problems go away. LICKS remembers the window size when you exit - my version thus looks OK. I need to change the default values to match.

To create one partition on a 4GB card you need to alter the max1size entry in the properties file.

You're right about the File browser dialog. I wrote it because there isn't a directory chooser in java for Linux or Windows but will look at improving it.
A570, S100, Ixus 127
Author of ASSIST, STICK, WASP, ACID, SDMInst, LICKS, WICKS, MacBoot, UBDB, CFGEdit


 

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