Canon G12 won't boot with the lastest stable version of CHDK

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Re: Canon G12 won't boot with the lastest stable version of CHDK
« Reply #10 on: 18 / July / 2012, 19:03:02 »
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Thanks. I can't find these files... I'm trying a new installation, could it be any problem in the camera?
They will not appear on your card until the first time you successfully boot CHDK and shutdown normally.


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One strange thing in the camera is that I have a photo of my own in the starup images, I think that it overwrite the 3rd built in image, and it was when the problems started and I update CHDK.
I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "startup images".  Tell us the exact directory and file name(s) on your SD card involved please ?
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

Re: Canon G12 won't boot with the lastest stable version of CHDK
« Reply #11 on: 18 / July / 2012, 19:14:00 »
Thanks. I can't find these files... I'm trying a new installation, could it be any problem in the camera?
They will not appear on your card until the first time you successfully boot CHDK and shutdown normally.

Since I formatted the card the last time, I wasn't able to successfully boot CHDK, I think.

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One strange thing in the camera is that I have a photo of my own in the starup images, I think that it overwrite the 3rd built in image, and it was when the problems started and I update CHDK.
I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "startup images".  Tell us the exact directory and file name(s) on your SD card involved please ?

I'm talking about the "Start-up image..." setting in the G12, it is an option to customize the start-up screen of the machine.

The files in the first partition are:DISKBOOT.BIN   PS.FI2
In the second partition are:PS.FI2      changelog.txt   readme.txt

 

Re: Canon G12 won't boot with the lastest stable version of CHDK
« Reply #12 on: 18 / July / 2012, 19:17:16 »
Thanks. I can't find these files... I'm trying a new installation, could it be any problem in the camera?

Ok, if it's a new install these files won't be present yet.

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One strange thing in the camera is that I have a photo of my own in the starup images, I think that it overwrite the 3rd built in image, and it was when the problems started and I update CHDK.

Have you tried starting without CHDK and resetting the startup image back to the default?

Phil.


Yes, and everything works, thanks. But the custom image are still there, which I found a bit strange, as the CHDK doesn't change the camera firmware....

Tomé

Re: Canon G12 won't boot with the lastest stable version of CHDK
« Reply #13 on: 18 / July / 2012, 19:20:41 »
The files in the first partition are:DISKBOOT.BIN   PS.FI2
In the second partition are:PS.FI2      changelog.txt   readme.txt
No other directories ?
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16


Re: Canon G12 won't boot with the lastest stable version of CHDK
« Reply #14 on: 18 / July / 2012, 19:22:25 »
The files in the first partition are:DISKBOOT.BIN   PS.FI2
In the second partition are:PS.FI2      changelog.txt   readme.txt
No other directories ?

No. I used the old backps, I thinks its a small build.

Re: Canon G12 won't boot with the lastest stable version of CHDK
« Reply #15 on: 18 / July / 2012, 19:34:54 »
No. I used the old backps, I thinks its a small build.
I'm not sure what you've installed here, but you really need to install the full CHDK release for your camera and firmware version. The 1.1.0 version is not going to run without the modules in the appropriate subdirectories.

Just realized you said this :

I'm using the "SD card lock boot" method, which is the only supported in G12.
Yet you report that there are ps.fi2 files on your SD card ?  Those are used for "firmware update" booting.

What are you actually installing on your SD card ?

Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

Re: Canon G12 won't boot with the lastest stable version of CHDK
« Reply #16 on: 18 / July / 2012, 19:43:15 »
No. I used the old backps, I thinks its a small build.
I'm not sure what you've installed here, but you really need to install the full CHDK release for your camera and firmware version. The 1.1.0 version is not going to run without the modules in the appropriate subdirectories.

Thanks I didn't know that, but I've tried with all the directories and happens the same thing :(

Just realized you said this :

I'm using the "SD card lock boot" method, which is the only supported in G12.
Yet you report that there are ps.fi2 files on your SD card ?  Those are used for "firmware update" booting.

What are you actually installing on your SD card ?



In an old version it was unsupported I think, but when you said it, I tried but the camera will also suddenly shutdown when booting. I tried the this http://mighty-hoernsche.de/bins/g12-100e-1.0.0-1994-full.zip which I think is the latest stable release for the Canon G12 with the 100e firmware. I installed using SDM/CHDK installer.

Re: Canon G12 won't boot with the lastest stable version of CHDK
« Reply #17 on: 18 / July / 2012, 19:49:00 »
The files in the first partition are:DISKBOOT.BIN   PS.FI2
In the second partition are:PS.FI2      changelog.txt   readme.txt
No other directories ?
No. I used the old backps, I thinks its a small build.

If you downloaded the file you linked and installed it properly,  there should be subdirectories.


Also,  the symptoms you describe are usually cause by loading the wrong firmware version ( i.e. any chance that your cameras is not a 1.00e ?).
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16


Re: Canon G12 won't boot with the lastest stable version of CHDK
« Reply #18 on: 19 / July / 2012, 02:28:46 »
The files in the first partition are:DISKBOOT.BIN   PS.FI2
In the second partition are:PS.FI2      changelog.txt   readme.txt
No other directories ?
No. I used the old backps, I thinks its a small build.

If you downloaded the file you linked and installed it properly,  there should be subdirectories.

I installed again (with no success) the 1.0.0 stable version and the contents are:
1st disk:DISKBOOT.BIN   PS.FI2
2nd disk:CHDK      PS.FI2      changelog.txt   readme.txt   vers.req

./CHDK:
BOOKS      FONTS      LANG      SYMBOLS
CURVES      GAMES      LUALIB      syscurves.CVF
DATA      GRIDS      SCRIPTS

./CHDK/BOOKS:
readme.txt

./CHDK/CURVES:
readme.txt

./CHDK/DATA:
GPS_Kreis.txt   GPS_Sat.txt   GPS_Track_2.txt   logo.dat
GPS_Pfeil.txt   GPS_Track_1.txt   GPS_Track_3.txt

./CHDK/FONTS:
AriUni14.rbf      Geor16B.rbf      Times14.rbf
Arial14.rbf      Gill14.rbf      Times14b.rbf
Arial14b.rbf      Gill14B.rbf      Times16.rbf
Arial16.rbf      LucSC14.rbf      Times16b.rbf
Arial16b.rbf      Lucida14.rbf      Times18.rbf
Arial18.rbf      Lucida16.rbf      Times18b.rbf
Arial18b.rbf      Lucida18.rbf      Times20.rbf
Arial20.rbf      Lucida20.rbf      Times20b.rbf
Arial20b.rbf      Menu-A16b.rbf      Verd14.rbf
ArilGR14.rbf      Menu-A20.rbf      Verd14B.rbf
BookAn14.rbf      Menu-AN18b.rbf      Verd14BI.rbf
Cour14B.rbf      Menu-AN20b.rbf      Verd16.rbf
Cour14BI.rbf      Tahoma14.rbf      Verd16B.rbf
Cour16B.rbf      Tahoma14b.rbf      Verd16BI.rbf
Courier14.rbf      Tahoma16.rbf      Verdana14.rbf
Courier14b.rbf      Tahoma16b.rbf      Verdana14b.rbf
Courier16.rbf      Tahoma18.rbf      Verdana16.rbf
Courier16b.rbf      Tahoma18b.rbf      Verdana16b.rbf
Courier18.rbf      Tahoma20.rbf      Verdana18.rbf
Courier18b.rbf      Tahoma20b.rbf      Verdana18b.rbf
Courier20.rbf      TimNR14.rbf      Verdana20.rbf
Courier20b.rbf      TimNR14B.rbf      Verdana20b.rbf
Garam14B.rbf      TimNR14BI.rbf      arialround16.rbf
Garam16B.rbf      TimNR16B.rbf      arialround18.rbf
Geor14B.rbf      TimNR16BI.rbf

./CHDK/GAMES:
SOKOBAN.LEV

./CHDK/GRIDS:
3to2grid.grd   golden2.grd   rulecross.grd   stolen.grd
3to8grid.grd   id.grd      rulers.grd   third_h.grd
golden1.grd   readme.txt   sports.grd   third_v.grd

./CHDK/LANG:
croatian.lng   estonian.lng   greek.lng   portuguese.lng   spanish.lng
czech.lng   finnish.lng   hungarian.lng   romanian.lng   turkish.lng
dutch.lng   french.lng   italian.lng   russian.lng   ukrainian.lng
english.lng   german.lng   polish.lng   slovak.lng

./CHDK/LUALIB:
GEN      capmode.lua   propcase.lua   uartr.lua
binstr.lua   drawings.lua   readme.txt

./CHDK/LUALIB/GEN:
README.TXT   propset1.lua   propset3.lua
modelist.lua   propset2.lua   propset4.lua

./CHDK/SCRIPTS:
EDITOR      default.bas   interval.bas   motion.lua   shoot.lua
EXAM      hdr.bas      interval.lua   readme.txt
TEST      hdr.lua      motion.bas   shoot.bas

./CHDK/SCRIPTS/EDITOR:
EDI.lua      README.TXT

./CHDK/SCRIPTS/EXAM:
countdown.lua   input_1.lua   metronome.lua   remote.bas   tv_uni_e.lua
eggtimer.bas   lotto.lua   paramdmp.lua   stopwatch.lua

./CHDK/SCRIPTS/TEST:
drawtest.lua   romlog.lua   setmode.lua   setrec.lua   uartrtst.lua
llibtst.lua   setmode.bas   setrec.bas   tstcallf.lua   ubtest.bas

./CHDK/SYMBOLS:
icon_10.rbf   icon_16.rbf

Also,  the symptoms you describe are usually cause by loading the wrong firmware version ( i.e. any chance that your cameras is not a 1.00e ?).


Yes I'm sure that is the right version, I've checked with ACID and the vers.req method. I've tried all the CHDK available for G12 for all the firmware versions and the behavior was different. With the wrong versions the camera won't turn on when using the bootable method, and when using firmware update method the camera shuts down but keeps the led of the power button on. When I'm using CHDK for the right firmware version, the camera turns on and almost boot but then it turns off immediately in both the boot method and the firmware update.

Thanks you.

Tomé

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Re: Canon G12 won't boot with the lastest stable version of CHDK
« Reply #19 on: 19 / July / 2012, 04:40:01 »
I've just tried the latest builds for both 1.0 and 1.1 from the autobuild server on my camera (firmware 1.00c) and they both work fine.

Have you tried a different SD card?

Phil.
CHDK ports:
  sx30is (1.00c, 1.00h, 1.00l, 1.00n & 1.00p)
  g12 (1.00c, 1.00e, 1.00f & 1.00g)
  sx130is (1.01d & 1.01f)
  ixus310hs (1.00a & 1.01a)
  sx40hs (1.00d, 1.00g & 1.00i)
  g1x (1.00e, 1.00f & 1.00g)

 

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