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primary.bin file ??
« on: 06 / May / 2012, 05:34:42 »
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Hello,

I want to make my SD card bootable with the "SDMINSTE" program.

But how does the step work?

"Unzip the primary.bin file from the CHDK distribution file to the root of the FAT16 partition on your SD card"

I can't find the primary.bin file

I hope to hear from you.


Greetings,

Henk

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Re: primary.bin file ??
« Reply #1 on: 06 / May / 2012, 06:40:17 »
Hallo Henk,

This must me a typo, CHDK distributions never contain 'primary.bin' files.

I think you can safely assume 'diskboot.bin' is meant here.

hope that helps,

wim

PS Please always include a link when asking about any info on the forum or Wiki - that makes it
     a lot easier to correct or improve documentation.  TIA
« Last Edit: 06 / May / 2012, 06:46:27 by whim »

Re: primary.bin file ??
« Reply #2 on: 06 / May / 2012, 06:50:45 »
Hallo Henk,

This must me a typo, CHDK distributions never contain 'primary.bin' files.

I think you can safely assume 'diskboot.bin' is meant here.

hope that helps,

wim

PS Please always include a link when asking about any info on the forum or Wiki - that makes it
     a lot easier to correct or improve documentation.  TIA
My mistake.  I just posted that page yesterday - nice to see someone using it already.   Sort of a beta test for those instructions. 

Update :  seems I can't edit the wiki from my mobile phone.  Here's the link - maybe somebody else can fix it for me? : http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Using_SDinste_to_Create_Dual_Partition_SD_cards
« Last Edit: 06 / May / 2012, 07:03:58 by waterwingz »
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

Re: primary.bin file ??
« Reply #3 on: 06 / May / 2012, 08:42:23 »
Thanks for reply!!

It worked!!

I got still one question over this.

what is the easiest way to view photos on the computer ?

Do I have to swap al the times between the active partitions?

thanks in advance


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Re: primary.bin file ??
« Reply #4 on: 06 / May / 2012, 09:00:18 »
Update :  seems I can't edit the wiki from my mobile phone.  Here's the link - maybe somebody else can fix it for me?
Done.

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Re: primary.bin file ??
« Reply #5 on: 06 / May / 2012, 09:09:01 »
what is the easiest way to view photos on the computer ?
If you're only using JPEG images, you can use the USB connection to transfer the images as usual (camera in playback mode, CHDK's USB remote setting disabled), otherwise you may use a card reader to copy your media files to your hard disc.
Allmost all viewer apps can handle JPEG images, e.g. the free XNView viewer; when using CHDK RAW files i suggest to enable CHDK's DNG support, the DNG image format is supported widely...

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Do I have to swap al the times between the active partitions?
Only when access to "the other" partition is needed, e.g. when updating the CHDK files.

Re: primary.bin file ??
« Reply #6 on: 06 / May / 2012, 09:20:39 »
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Do I have to swap al the times between the active partitions?
Only when access to "the other" partition is needed, e.g. when updating the CHDK files.
Is that correct?  When you pull a dual partition card from your camera and put it into the reader on your PC,  doesn't it show the small FAT16 partition rather than the larger FAT32 where your pictures are stored ?  I seem to recall using SDMinste.exe to swap partitions ( although you can do it with the CHDK menus too).

I stick to 4G cards so its been a while since I played with it.
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

Re: primary.bin file ??
« Reply #7 on: 06 / May / 2012, 09:28:35 »
Sure, for me Windows shows the fat16 partition instead of large fat32 with photos. However *nix systems such as Linux, BSD and possibly Mac will show both partitions.

For Windows maybe you'll find this interesting:
http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=2332.0

I haven't try that myself since I use Linux almost all the time. But people say it works.
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Re: primary.bin file ??
« Reply #8 on: 06 / May / 2012, 11:07:37 »
Thanks for your reply

I tried the same steps with one partition, that als worked for me (<4GB), i didn't know that.

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