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Mister Paul

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Install: unzip autoexec.bin ?
« on: December 17, 2012, 03:01:58 PM »
Hi,

something unclear for me: do I have to unzip autoexec.bin during ML install process?
If I do that I get a autoexec.bin.cpgz file but I am unsure to have to do that step.

Please, could you tell me if that's needed?

Thanks
PAul

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Re: Install: unzip autoexec.bin ?
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2012, 03:10:22 PM »
It's not needed :)

Your SD card should like this (with more .fir files):

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Re: Install: unzip autoexec.bin ?
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2012, 03:41:49 PM »
Thanks nanomad
That's what I have in my card too


Don't you think that this sentence isn't very clear and could lead to confusion?
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Unzip all of the files from from Magic Lantern zip archive on the root of your card.
I am not native, but something like that could be more evident:
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Unzip the Magic Lantern zip archive and drop all of the files on the root of your card.


By the way I have a problem installing the last Nightly buid. I went there:
http://nanomad.magiclantern.fm/nightly/
but when unzipped and copied on a freshly formated card I get this warning message: http://cjoint.com/12dc/BLrpD4OfKrU.htm

What's wrong ?
 :o

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Re: Install: unzip autoexec.bin ?
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012, 03:55:24 PM »
Take a screenshot of the content of the SD card when using the nightly builds zip file
EOS 1100D | EOS 650 (No, I didn't forget the D) | Ye Olde Canon EF Lenses ('87): 50 f/1.8 - 28 f/2.8 - 70-210 f/4 | EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 | Metz 36 AF-5

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Re: Install: unzip autoexec.bin ?
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2012, 04:01:13 PM »

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Re: Install: unzip autoexec.bin ?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2012, 04:04:53 PM »
but when unzipped and copied on a freshly formated card I get this warning message: http://cjoint.com/12dc/BLrpD4OfKrU.htm

What's wrong ?
 :o

freshly formated card ???
I think you do it wrong. I usually install 2.3 version then replace autoexec.bin using nightly build (no need update firmware again)
freshly formated card mean it doesn't have bootflag.

#sorry for my bad english
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Re: Install: unzip autoexec.bin ?
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2012, 04:32:21 PM »
Thanks ecek2 but I am not sure that's the problem:
I tried to install back my previous version (2.3 with 600D Audio Test) and got a successful install

I'm more about a failure of the Nightly build: my install process (?) or the .zip file itself

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Re: Install: unzip autoexec.bin ?
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2012, 04:46:31 PM »
Oh, I should have noticed it before. The nightly builds contain only .fir files that are not provided with a stable build. It's the third line on the Nightly download page .....
"The files come without documentation or installation .fir (the only exception being new ports or new firmware releases)"
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Re: Install: unzip autoexec.bin ?
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2012, 05:02:09 PM »
Ah... does i mean, as I install on a 600D, that I have to take the 600D-102.fir file from the last 2.3 ML version and reuse it on the last NightBuilt?
Is it correct?

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Re: Install: unzip autoexec.bin ?
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2012, 05:03:55 PM »
Yes. By the way, the .fir is un-needed unless the card or the camera are not bootable
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Re: Install: unzip autoexec.bin ?
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2012, 05:19:02 PM »
I usually install 2.3 version then replace autoexec.bin using nightly buildg.

#sorry for my bad english

lol .,,u instaling  version 2..3 V and u replace autoexec after instaling with autoexec from nightly bulid ?
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what changes it make for u ? what u got andwhat u dont have  after thsi ?

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Re: Install: unzip autoexec.bin ?
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2012, 05:23:00 PM »
He gets the nightly builds features, but he also risks missing updated files inside folders. So, it's not a very good method.
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Re: Install: unzip autoexec.bin ?
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2012, 05:23:23 PM »
OK thanks nanomad it works now.
So ecek2 was right when he said
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freshly formated card mean it doesn't have bootflag.

But how can I get a bootable card?
Do I have to format it with the OSX Disk Utility from my Mac?

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Re: Install: unzip autoexec.bin ?
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2012, 05:24:59 PM »
No, just re-run the installation fir and it will set the bootflag for you (or use EOSCard if you're on windows)
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Re: Install: unzip autoexec.bin ?
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2012, 05:31:07 PM »
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just re-run the installation fir
So when I install ML with 600D-102.fir on my card, it becomes bootable, right?

@MzytengaM
Also in that case I get the ability to use my DSLR without ML by pushing SET button on start,
as discussed here:
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=3873.0

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Re: Install: unzip autoexec.bin ?
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2012, 07:52:25 PM »
Correct, unless your card is a tricky one (some SDHC with a capacity of 64 gigs or higher)
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Re: Install: unzip autoexec.bin ?
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2012, 08:11:27 PM »
So when I install ML with 600D-102.fir on my card, it becomes bootable, right?

@MzytengaM
Also in that case I get the ability to use my DSLR without ML by pushing SET button on start,
as discussed here:
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=3873.0

:D  u dont need switch ML Off  for make way to use only Canon setings :D .. i prefere to have MagicLantern always and everywhere..i knwo aboute this what u saying but i dont like off ML  :D   ,,  i prefere t okeep it ON always  :)