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Old 02-14-2017, 01:23 AM   #1
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How Do I upgrade Nikon Coolpix S7000 Digital Camera Firmware using Linux

Nikon provides Windows and Apple Mac instructions to download firmware upgrades, copy them to a specific directory in a freshly formatted SD Card, then move the SD Card to the Camera where the old firmware recognizes the card as containing a firmware upgrade and loads the new version.

From the MAC instructions which seem more explicit than those for Windows found at:
"... select <Accept> and click 'Download' to download the file “F-XXXX-V**M.dmg”, where XXXX” is the camera name and “**” the firmware version.

When download is complete, a disk image will appear on the desktop containing the file and folder listed below:

: XXXXUpdate
: firmware
: firmware.bin

The firmware folder containing the firmware.bin file is now copied onto the root directory of a formatted (by the camera) (without a Volume name) but otherwise empty SD Card.

Then the SD Card is ejected from the PC and inserted into the Camera and the camera powered up and the processes is completed automatically.
Using the Windows procedure - When I Downloaded the file it showed up on my LINUX machine as a DOS Executable. Of course the DOS executable wouldn't execute.
On Mac - When I Downloaded the file it showed up as a dmg file not the bin that would be useful.

I understand that there is some software that will allow DOS/Windows programs to run under LINUX.

Can this be done on a LINUX system?


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Old 02-14-2017, 03:01 AM   #2
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If it just involves mounting an SD card and copying a couple of files on the SD card, then yes. It can be very easily done. Files are just files.

There would have been a problem only if you were required to run some executable from other systems.

Else, it's fine.
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so you need to copy firmware.bin onto the root of your sd card and put the card into your camera. That's all.


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