Formatting SD cards...FAT16 or FAT32?

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Re: Formatting SD cards...FAT16 or FAT32?
« Reply #10 on: 23 / September / 2010, 04:54:36 »
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Has anyone tried to partition a 8Gb SDHC card into 2 4gb spaces?  Would I be able to format the 1st partition in FAT16 mode and force it to be bootable?
Most cameras has multipartition support, this is used by thousands of CHDK users...
--> http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Bootable_SD_card

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Does anyone know if I can change the location of where CHDK will write the images to the 2nd partition?
With a multipartition setup, CHDK use the first partition only for start up, then the 2nd partition stores all data.

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I have been using 4Gb Non-HC SD cards formatted at FAT16 for my Powershot S80 fine but my SD cards are started to die and replacements are hard to find.

BUT: Your S80 DOES NOT support SDHC cards, so you're limited to 4GB SD cards !
This is a limitation of the camera hardware / Canon firmware, CHDK can't change this.



 

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