Is the R4DS linux compatible?

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Aug 5, 2007
  1. UltraMagnus
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    sorry for the second newbish question, but there a version of the software used to write to the R4DS for Linux?
     


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    Does Linux not allow Plug 'n' Play devices?
     
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    Assuming you have an SD card reader that is supported by Linux you're OK. You only need to connect the SD card and format in FAT/FAT32.
     
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    You do not need special software like for the supercard. So, yes.
     
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    oh, ok, did not realise it was plug n play!
     
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    I'm using Ubuntu and everything worked as expected.
    Plugged in the usb microsd reader and a window popped up and I just copied the files and it worked. [​IMG]
     
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    Yea ubuntu reads the Micro SD instanly but... it wont save ANYTHING [​IMG]
     
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    Make sure you eject superrobb. Thats the only thing I dont like about Ubuntu right now
     
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    Using gentoo and supercard ds one without problems, it's just writing to a microsd card. Before upgrading to slot1 I didn't have any problem running supercard software through wine
     
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    You mean as opposed to just ripping the reader out of the usb port in Windows? You are meant to eject a usb reader no matter what OS you are using.
     
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    I'm using ubuntu and r4 works fine but it dosen't recognize the skins or cheat files..but when I copy the exact same files using windows on another pc, it works..anyone know how to fix this?
     
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    Don't remove the card without ejecting it?
     
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    you have to run umount /dev/sda1, or rihgt click over the device icon and unmount the device, then you can safely eject the card, you don't need to eject the card reader if you don't want to
     
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    Yes, you are suppose to, but no one does [​IMG] . But on Ubuntu(or any Linux disto I think) if you don't eject it doesn't save the data you put on it after you put it in.
     
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    i used to justi ripp TF reader out of the usb port before, but after it killed my TF reader i started being careful and stopping usb readers before removing. i've also killed a old usb disk drive by just unplugging it before. also i never unplugged usb devices while it wrote or read, but didnt stop it from killing stuff...
     
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    I had the same problem till I realized that you have to manually rename every file to capital letters. For the R4DS _system_ does not equal _SYSTEM_ also make sure CHEAT.DAT and all the skin files are capitals
     
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    Make sure you rename the files to caps off of the card. FAT/FAT32 doesn't distinguish between caps, but the R4's system does.

    a simple line of code does the trick.
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    rename 'y/a-z/A-Z/' *
     
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    how do I use this code..? sorry, but I'm just new to ubuntu/linux..
    OT, how can I format the TF using linux?
     
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    I recommend capitalizing everything that comes in the archive from r4ds.com

    To use that command just open a command line terminal and change into the microsd's directory which is probably /media/disk like mine. Then run that command. It is not recursive so you will have to run it in every subdirectory by changing into them and running it again.

    I don't recommend formatting your microsd card in Linux, I have never been able to get a proper fat file system when using Linux. Since you are new to Linux I will assume you are dual booting (I single booting so I am stuck going to friends when I want to format any usb media) so just format under Windows for the best results.
     
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    thanks a lot! though I still don't get the command..anyway, renaming won't be much of a hassle compared to not having skins and cheat on the r4:)
     

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