G6 UDisk Manager Linux - How to

Discussion in 'Other Flashing Hardware & Software' started by Azimuth, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. Azimuth

    Azimuth Chicken Teriyaki Boy!

    Feb 23, 2006
    This is written for the linux noob, as im sure most moderately experienced linux users are capable of installing and using wine

    A small guide to running the G6 UDisk manager on a unix system for those of you who refuse to run windows at all [​IMG] . I tested this on Arch Linux and Ubuntu, should work fine on any Unix system(Mac OSX, FreeBSD.....).

    I run Linux full time, no dual boot or any other option for me, so when i got my G6 UDisk manager i was pretty pissed it didn't work with Wine. So i tinkered with it for a while and got it working.

    Don't use the wine available in repositories such as aptitude or yum, they are extremely out dated and buggy.

    1. For debian systems:

    wget -q http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/387EE263.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add - (to add repository key to your trusted keys)

    sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

    then add this repository: deb http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt edgy main (an easier way is to add it through aptitude)

    then run: sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install wine



    a more detailed way of doing it is available Here, this version i explained is a little dumbed down

    Note: these versions although newer than the debian repos might still lag behind current versions, i recommend building from source.

    2. Other distros, your own your own here, check out the download page they got a bunch of binary formats for different platforms and distros.

    3. Building from source (Recommended):

    Grab the fresh tarballs from here

    Untar the tarball: tar xvjf ~/wine-0.x.xx.tar.bz2
    cd to the folder: cd ~/wine-0..xx.tar.bz2
    run the wine installer: ./tools/wineinstall

    Requirements for build:

    Linux version 2.0.36 or above On x86 Systems gcc >= 2.7.2 is required.
    FreeBSD 5.3 or later
    Solaris x86 2.5 or later
    Mac OS X 10.4 or later

    4. G6 UDisk Manager:

    Ok this is the easy part
    Grab the Manager from handheldsources
    extract the rar: unrar ~/g6.rar
    then open the installer with wine: wine ~/g6installer.exe
    install as usual and remember to create desktop icons(important for later)


    After its done you should get 2 files on your desktop


    delete the .lnk file and then run the manager from the other desktop shortcut, the final result:



    A successfully completed write:


    5. Known issues and tips:

    -Never run the manager from anywhere except the desktop shortcut, for some reason it gives diskfull errors when run from anywhere else
    -When the final selection to write a rom comes up hit enter instead of clicking OK
    -Always eject the G6 after done writing, since this is when the actual data is transfered to the flashcart.
    -There will be a small blank space on top of each window running the manager(as seen on the pics above); can be removed by using Resource Hacker
    -G6 manager doesnt display remaining space, just look at it in the usb's properties;
    -For some reason write time is faster than in windows, so dont panic when it writes a 512Mb game in 5secs
    -Since the G6 flashcart is in FAT fileformat, anything manually deleted from it is sent into a hidden folder on the flashcart, to actually clear space one must delete the required item then press Ctrl+H to show hidden folders and delete the .trash folder

    I know it looks complex and long winded but its worth it in the end. There are no issues with the games themselves everything plays and saves as it should

    since wine is installed, put it to some use, check out some common windows apps that run under wine - Compatability List

    Any comments or suggestions are welcome [​IMG]
  2. outphase

    outphase Custom title

    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    Quick notes:

    I always wondered why I'd get disk full errors. It made me use VMware so I don't dual boot.

    The blank space can be removed if you use a windows app called resource hacker and strip out the skin.
  3. Azimuth

    Azimuth Chicken Teriyaki Boy!

    Feb 23, 2006
    will add that to the tips section, running it on vmware is such a pain i tried that too in the beginning. thanks

    Edit: gonna add a screen shot of an example write OK