Any updated wbfs tools for linux?

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May 21, 2009
  1. purespin
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    I have this Seagate 320GB Freeagant Go USB HDD and was partitioned on linux as follows:
    4GB - FAT
    200GB - wbfs
    100GB - NTFS
    All of them are primary partitions.

    Then I initialized the wbfs partition with the wbfs tools on linux. I believe it came with cios_usb2 package. This tool is working fine. I could add/browse ISO on the wbfs partition.

    The problem is:
    1. This tool seem have that delete ISO bug which reduce the free space after removing an ISO.
    2. I want to rename the game title/id but this tool doesn't have this feature.

    I notice that there are tons of Windows wbfs tools fix the issue#1 and support issue#2. I borrowed my friend's Windows machine but none of the tools can recognize my wbfs partition.

    Is the wbfs partition not compatible between linux and Windows? Anyone updated the linux tools?
     
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    I did some search and found the updated wbfs tools for linux: http://github.com/caristat/wbfs/tree/master

    It even have the feature to change the game name or game disk ID. But you have to compile it by yourself. If someone needs it, PM me.

    BTW, it's CLI utility.
     
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    Should be compatible in Windows as well. Try assigning a drive letter using Windows Disk Management utility, and the WBFS Managers will recognize it.
     
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    I'm using this:

    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=145747

    Right now doesn't support some more advanced features, but he's got a new version coming out this week.

    He links to a thread for a "Good working binary", the link in that thread has a few things in it you don't need, but you do need the
    /cios_usb2/wbfs_linux/wbfs
    file in the archive. Copy that to /usr/bin
    I'm not sure if this is the same version you're using or not... might be.

    Then copy his app (wbfs-wrapper-0.3) to your /usr/bin folder as well. Run it as root after that. In Ubuntu for me it's simply:
    $sudo wbfs-wrapper-0.3
    Lets you manager your WBFS partition just fine in a graphical interface.

    Don't know if it has the shrinking free space bug or not...
     
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    After looking harder it seems like this version you found would be better than what I had, and I can still use the GUI utility I had been using.

    I'm on x64, will your compiled version work for me? I can do it myself but I don't know the commands (the usual ./configure and make commands aren't working this time around)
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Will try this drive letter thing next time when I have a Windows machine on hand.
     
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    Hi Hooya,

    I believe there is the "delete bug" in the original /cios_usb2/wbfs_linux/wbfs tools. The one I found should have fixed the issue and add some other features as well.

    Try compile it, you need devkitPro. Just google it.
     
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    devkitPro seems to be a Windows utility. I'm running Linux. Or am I missing something?

    Can you just PM me a compiled version (link, attachment, whatever)? The one in the original release is working, so my guess is the one you made will as well.

    Found more information... Will keep digging but you can still send it to me. [​IMG]
     
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    PMed.
     
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    Seems to work! Just tested by listing the installed isos and it listed properly, so I guess it's good!

    Thanks!
     
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    I am having trouble with the rename and change diskid feature. I have compiled, but dont know what do do after that. Did you do anything special to get that in?
     
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    You have to modify the Makefile to enable the features and compile.

    old Makefile:
    DEFINES = -DLARGE_FILES -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64


    new Makefile:
    DEFINES = -DLARGE_FILES -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -DENABLE_RENAME -DENABLE_CHANGE_DISKID


    After compilation, run wbfs and you will see the options.
     
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    No, I can't assign a drive letter to my WBFS partition. The only option I got is "Delete Partition":

    [​IMG]

    Any other idea?
     

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