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Card Tricks - a small utility to help manage SD cards

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Re: Card Tricks - a small utility to help manage SD cards
« Reply #200 on: 06 / March / 2012, 01:45:59 »
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I am confused since there is a version 145 out yet this thread seems older.  I have 145, but can't get it to make fat32 cards bootable.
CardTricks 1.44 is the latest "standard" version, v1.45 is a special version for DSLR CF card handling.
* http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Cardtricks#Internals

CardTricks is a GUI, it just calls the good old bootable.exe...
To "update" this to the new FAT32 boot mechanism, the bootable.exe app could be adapted... sources are included in every CardTricks package (\CardTricks\SRC\helper_sources.zip\bootable\ ) ;)

So far, the only ways to do that are via Linux or Apple utilities.  Or using the CHDK in the camera to do that.
Or using a hex editor (e.g. HxD from http://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/ - free, usable without installation) to write the BOOTDISK tag to the card...

Where should the BOOTDISK label be for my 16GB card?
FAT32 formatted card (cameras with DryOS version >= R47 from year >=2011: offset 0x1E0
FAT12 / FAT16 formatted card (all cameras): at offset 0x40
« Last Edit: 06 / March / 2012, 01:55:53 by fe50 »

Re: Card Tricks - a small utility to help manage SD cards
« Reply #201 on: 06 / March / 2012, 05:03:22 »
HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool
is better with less isues.
Easy and fast .
« Last Edit: 06 / March / 2012, 05:07:16 by radioman193 »

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Re: Card Tricks - a small utility to help manage SD cards
« Reply #202 on: 06 / March / 2012, 07:13:08 »
HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool
is better with less isues.
Easy and fast .
And absolutely useless for making a SD card CHDK-bootable ;)

Re: Card Tricks - a small utility to help manage SD cards
« Reply #203 on: 06 / March / 2012, 07:16:07 »
And absolutely useless for making a SD card CHDK-bootable ;)
Well, you could use it to format your SD card as FAT32 and then follow the steps here :
http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Prepare_your_SD_card#Bootable_SD_Card_Method_Preparation
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Re: Card Tricks - a small utility to help manage SD cards
« Reply #204 on: 27 / January / 2013, 10:51:26 »
Hello,

I tried to make my sd cards bootable using cardtrick 1.44
Unfortunately this did not work because as soon as I select an sd card the program says "Bootable.exe" does not work anymore.
My laptop is 64 bit with win7. I ran the program as administrator as recommended.

I then used the camera (using this forum, thnx guys) and now the cards are fine.

I do want to know if this is normal or if more people have this problem, and if not, how to solve it as cardtricks is a very usefull tool.

Greetzzz from a very happy chdk user.
Powershot A620 (not anymore), A630 and SX30IS.

Re: Card Tricks - a small utility to help manage SD cards
« Reply #205 on: 27 / January / 2013, 10:57:49 »
I do want to know if this is normal or if more people have this problem, and if not, how to solve it as cardtricks is a very usefull tool.
Cardtricks is now basically obsolete.   Newer cameras, larger partitions and larger SD cards have passed it by.

Better options can be found here :  http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Prepare_your_SD_card
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

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Re: Card Tricks - a small utility to help manage SD cards
« Reply #206 on: 27 / January / 2013, 13:54:49 »
thnx guru,

my cards are working fine now and I did not have to use card tricks. I used it a long time ago to set up my cards for my powershot A620, but that was stolen a while back and I got an other A630 now and had to install it again.
Took me a while. And I wanted the A630 because of the movable screen which is super te use.
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Re: Card Tricks - a small utility to help manage SD cards
« Reply #207 on: 17 / July / 2013, 14:38:05 »
I'm trying to use v 1.44 to make a bootable SD card with CHDK, but bootable.exe keeps crashing.

Any help/suggestions?


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Re: Card Tricks - a small utility to help manage SD cards
« Reply #208 on: 17 / July / 2013, 14:59:15 »
This program does not work for your camera (A4000?). It's only for cameras released before 2011.

Read more about SD cards & cameras released after 2010: http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/Bootable_SD_card#For_Cameras_Released_After_2010_:

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Re: Card Tricks - a small utility to help manage SD cards
« Reply #209 on: 17 / July / 2013, 19:21:58 »
I'm trying to use v 1.44 to make a bootable SD card with CHDK, but bootable.exe keeps crashing.
Any help/suggestions?
CardTricks is pretty much obsolete but somehow people keep finding it.

The STICK utility is a much better option to use these days : http://zenoshrdlu.com/stick/stick.html
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

 

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