Author Topic: Use another SD card without ML  (Read 4291 times)

theo2947

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Use another SD card without ML
« on: December 26, 2016, 01:40:58 PM »
hello,
i am new to ML and would like to have more info to understand the use of it.
Is it possible to use a SD card whith ML NOT installed on it on a Camera where a SD card with ML was previously installed.

thxx ;D

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Re: Use another SD card without ML
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2016, 04:08:33 PM »
Yes that's possible.



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Re: Use another SD card without ML
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2016, 07:16:43 PM »
Just make sure that the boot flag on the SD card isn't set otherwise the camera will hang on start up.

No problem if you're using a new card but if you ever had ML on that card don't just remove the ML files. Either use the "remove ML" option when you format in camera or do a low level format on your computer.

If you want to put ML back on that card you'll need to re-run the installation (Firmware Update) in order to set the boot flag on the card.

Note that there is also a boot flag set on the camera. If you run the installation and wait a minute before restarting the camera it will remove the camera boot flag.
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Re: Use another SD card without ML
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2017, 06:47:53 PM »
I have a similar question to the OP, and if I restate what I understand of the conversation so far, can someone confirm it or put me right?

- You can use two separate SD cards (in my case on an EOS 6D) one with ML and one without, and swap between them with the camera turned off
- The SD card without ML, which should cause the camera to boot to the stock Canon firmware, must not have a boot flag set - this should be the default if the card has never had ML installed on it

I don't understand the reference to the boot flag on the camera, however. Can someone expand on that for me - what it is, when it's invoked, if it's stock firmware or ML related, etc.

Many thanks.

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Re: Use another SD card without ML
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2017, 02:24:15 PM »
Thanks, Walter. Just what I was after.