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Install CHDK on Your Canon Camera Using Linux

Nov 18, 2010, 17:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dmitri Popov)

[ Thanks to Dmitri Popov for this link. ]

"Got a Canon compact camera? Then you ought to give CHDK a try. This alternative firmware turns your humble Canon point-and-shoot camera into a powerful photographic tool.

"Installing CHDK onto an SD card using a Linux machine is a three-step procedure. First, if you plan to install CHDK on a card larger than 4GB, you must create two partitions on it: a small FAT16 partition for booting CHDK and a FAT32 partition that takes up the rest of the available space for storing photos. The best tool to do this is the GParted utility which is available in the software repositories of pretty much all mainstream Linux distributions. On Ubuntu and its derivatives as well as Debian-based distros, you can install GParted by running the apt-get install gparted command as root. Launch then GParted and create the two required partitions. To make it easier to identify the partitions, you might want to assign labels to them (e.g., CHDK for the FAT16 partition and CANON for the FAT32 partition)."

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