New to Ubuntu

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by leondmsmith, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. leondmsmith

    leondmsmith GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 20, 2009
    Just started using UBUNTU on new machine, trying for a clean break from windows, what applications are their that i might typically use?

    Is their a WBFS type manager available? Any others i might require ?

    links please


  2. Blue-K

    Blue-K No right of appeal.

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wiimms ISO Tools is enough for me. Though, you should be familiar with the Terminal a bit.
  3. wishmasterf

    wishmasterf GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 20, 2009
    Graphical WBFS-Manager are available but there is something better.

    Wiimms ISO Tools:

    In latest Beta there is support for the greatest Wii-Games-Storage-Format: WIA ( If needed there are also Graphical-Interfaces available, but the greatest thing is, that you can use it in your scripts. UNIX-Style ;-)
  4. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    You do have WINE for those few applications that you can not break from (it is not perfect but always worth having a go with it)

    WBFS (if indeed you are still using it- most people are moving away from it all these days) is available- initial linux offered the superior WBFS experience* courtesy of a FUSE WBFS module- (FUSE stands for filesystem in user space- it appears like it would if you plugged in a regular USB drive).
    If you want something a bit more traditional or do not fancy introducing such things into your install then should cover you.

    As for more traditional applications we are probably in the wrong section but that depends (do note now you are on linux links become increasingly irrelevant compared to windows for programs as most distributions will have some form or repository from which you can grab files and indeed most of the time people suggest using them). The big two for most people are a browser and some office software.
    firefox (and the vast majority of plugins) are available for linux
    openoffice is equally available (and you also have abiword, and koffice if you want instead and many other programs to this end).
    After this many common formats from windows based programs have programs that can at least read them in linux- accounting software often being the stickler here.
    You can easily search a repository for programs (they do work quite well) but if you want specifics say so and I am sure we can see to sorting something out.

    *I assure you I will punish myself rather harshly for use of such language.
  5. Kijof

    Kijof Advanced Member

    Dec 27, 2007
  6. Hogmeister

    Hogmeister GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 26, 2005
    United States
    i use wiithon as well, works well.. the only thing is you need to do a "sudo gpasswd -a $USER disk" after you install it, otherwise it'll throw an err once you load it.. but its that simple really, i even have it set up on my netbook so i dont have to run upstairs if i wanted to do something w/ my wii's drive and i'm downstairs w/ my wii. works a treat, hope it helps. (FWIW i'm using a netbook w/ 10.04 netbook remix on it and on my desktop its running ubuntu 10.10 alpha 3 so i'm using ubuntu as well [​IMG]... although there are deb packages on the site so it works on almost all debian based releases.

  7. s3phir0th115

    s3phir0th115 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 31, 2008
    United States
    Well, the first wbfs manager was for Linux. [​IMG]

    But honestly, I just converted to FAT32 and use .wbfs files with configurable usb loader.

    Now I use sneek, but there are a couple games I need configurable usb loader for still.

    Wit works with Linux, and wine will run a good number of Windows apps that I've thrown at it. A VM also helps.

    Not to rain on your parade or anything, but don't expect everything from Windows to work perfectly in Linux. I have a triboot because I've learned the dangers of expecting perfection in wine and virtual machines.
  8. mike333

    mike333 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Aug 30, 2010
    allows You to make smooth migration from WBFS partition to *.wbfs files.
    Using "-g" option saves some space too.
    About rar files You will need this tool
    Command which might be handy: mkfs.vfat, fdisk, u/mount.
  9. Pippin666

    Pippin666 SSF43DE Master

    Mar 30, 2009
    Montreal, Qc
    WiiBackupManager 0.3.5b1 works flawlessly under WINE 1.2 !!

  10. Wolvenreign

    Wolvenreign Transhuman Satanist Furry Technocrat

    Jul 7, 2008
    United States
    Indianapolis, IN
    Wiithon is not only A WBFS manager for Linux, it's the best GUI manager there is, IMO.

    It's faster than any loader from Windows (thanks to the superior programming of Linux over Windows), comes with covers from WiiTDB, and is generally easy to use, like how a GUI should be.

    Though, if you can learn how to do it via command line, it will be faster, and make you a better Linux user all in all. Wiithon definitely isn't bad, though. Best GUI loader I've used on Linux or otherwise.