highaltitude.log.20080118

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[18:53] <jcoxon> evening all
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[20:41] <Laurenceb> hi all
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[21:42] <Laurenceb_> anyone used dd for windows?
[21:43] <Laurenceb_> I'm getting "permission denied" when I try to raw write a mmc card
[21:45] <pattm> I have
[21:45] <pattm> that's weird
[21:45] <pattm> mmc cards don't have writeprotect, do they? (I know the ones I have don't)
[21:45] <Laurenceb_> ooh
[21:45] <Laurenceb_> no :(
[21:45] <Laurenceb_> thought that might be it
[21:46] <pattm> will windows let you format it?
[21:46] <pattm> or does it give an error when you try to format also
[21:47] <Laurenceb_> it lets me format
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[21:50] <Laurenceb_> this is very very annoying
[21:50] <smealum> hi :)
[21:50] <Laurenceb_> hello
[21:50] Action: Laurenceb_ is trying to use dd uncer windows
[21:50] <Laurenceb_> under*
[21:51] <natrium42> where did you get that dd from?
[21:52] <natrium42> smealum wants to build the cheapest possible system
[21:52] <Laurenceb_> http://www.chrysocome.net/dd
[21:52] <pattm> Laurenceb_: You can try Rawrite for windows
[21:52] <Laurenceb_> have done
[21:52] <natrium42> i suggested the GM862-GPS to do everything
[21:52] <Laurenceb_> it only does floppys :(
[21:52] <Laurenceb_> use an avr
[21:52] <smealum> avr ?
[21:52] <Laurenceb_> microcontroller
[21:53] <natrium42> Laurenceb_, that one worked for me --> http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/rawwrite/index.htm
[21:53] <natrium42> Laurenceb_, what about radio system?
[21:53] <natrium42> not sure what's permitted in france...
[21:54] <natrium42> cellular is for sure :P
[21:54] <Laurenceb_> use an avr powered system :D
[21:54] <Laurenceb_> then a cheap phone off ebay
[21:54] <smealum> well we have an on board radio emitter
[21:54] <natrium42> oh, okay
[21:54] <smealum> i don't really have the specs of it, but as far as i remember
[21:55] <natrium42> then use a cheap micro like Laurenceb_ says
[21:55] <natrium42> and a cheap GPS device
[21:55] <natrium42> just make sure it works to the high altitude :P
[21:55] <smealum> it can emmit 8 different "tensions"
[21:55] <smealum> (not sure of the english word)
[21:55] <natrium42> tones?
[21:55] <Laurenceb_> natrium42: thats what I'm using
[21:55] <Laurenceb_> :(
[21:56] <Laurenceb_> I'm trying to reflash the ngw100 with the latest firmware
[21:56] <smealum> well it has 8 different 'channels', each channel transmitting a mesured voltage
[21:56] <smealum> i think
[21:56] <Laurenceb_> sounds a bit too specialised for easy use imo
[21:57] <smealum> yes, i think so...
[21:57] <natrium42> smealum, the problem with the radio is also that you might lose contact when it is landing
[21:57] <natrium42> so you might not estimate the landing position well....
[21:57] <smealum> yes, thought of that
[21:58] <Laurenceb_> this is driving me spare :(
[21:58] <Laurenceb_> am I missing some sort of permission?
[21:58] <natrium42> did you copy that vxd file?
[21:58] <Laurenceb_> vxd?
[21:59] <natrium42> hmm, nevermind
[22:00] <natrium42> bbl
[22:00] <Laurenceb_> "G: permission denied"
[22:00] <Laurenceb_> cya
[22:01] <Laurenceb_> oh it should be just G
[22:01] <Laurenceb_> how do I know it worked?
[22:07] <Laurenceb_> can I write an image to a larger volume?
[22:13] <natrium42> Laurenceb_, you don't use volumes
[22:14] <natrium42> type dd --list
[22:14] <natrium42> first
[22:14] <natrium42> then it lists lines like \\?\Device\Harddisk1\Partition1
[22:14] <natrium42> which you use
[22:14] <natrium42> don't use C: etc
[22:14] <natrium42> :)
[22:15] <Laurenceb_> "unrecognised option --list"
[22:17] <Laurenceb_> :(
[22:18] <Laurenceb_> http://www.chrysocome.net/dd
[22:18] <Laurenceb_> using that right?
[22:19] <Laurenceb_> bbl, i cant be bothered with this any more :(
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