WBFS & Linux

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Apr 7, 2009

WBFS & Linux by mastergatuno at 7:21 PM (5,320 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. mastergatuno
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    Newcomer mastergatuno Member

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    Hello! I was thinking about installing Linux on a partition I have on my computer.
    So, now we have the usb loader and a question came:

    Can I send files from my PC to the pendrive directly without programs if I have Linux on my computer?
    I'm going to install Ubuntu.

    Ah, and also, how to make partitions on a 2GB Kingston pendrive?
     
  2. kaik541

    Newcomer kaik541 Member

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    What I assume you're asking is if its possible to add games from your PC directly to a USB drive from Ubuntu, and yes this is quite possible (infact the original wbfs tool was only for linux)

    There is a wbfs wrapper out there (GUI) but its not nearly as fully functional as the Windows ones, its easiest to use the command line.

    The easiest thing to do is put the "wbfs" file in your /bin or /usr/bin directories

    then from the command line type "sudo wbfs (command) (partition)"

    for example, if I wanted to display a list of all games on my drive, I'd do "sudo wbfs ls /dev/sdc1" or to add a game "sudo wbfs add /path/to/iso/game.iso /dev/sdc1"

    Partitioning is (in my opinion) far easier on Linux than Windows, when you install ubuntu run the updates/upgrade tool and then after you're fully updated install gparted (a partitioning tool) by running "sudo apt-get install gparted" and partition the drive how you want (fat32 for wbfs)

    Then add your games, remove them, whatever you want. Someone posted earlier a GUI for this, but I'm not as much of a fan since its not as "developed" or whatever as the windows equivalents.

    wbfs (put this file in your /bin folder)
    http://www.mediafire.com/?c9tx4ljnmeb

    edit: forgot to mention, the "dev/sdc1" will be different depending on which disk its assigned to and which partition. you can google to find out more about disk naming conventions in ubuntu.
     
  3. mastergatuno
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    Newcomer mastergatuno Member

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    Thanks!
    Well, I will still need to deserve some days for learning how to use Linux =P
     
  4. kaik541

    Newcomer kaik541 Member

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    fortunately, ubuntu is the most simple/idiot-proof version of ubuntu out there, so there's not too much to adapt to

    most of it is just getting used to the command line, if you need help with anything specific, PM me
     
  5. wiiNinja

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    The other option, if you have a decent machine, is to run Linux (whatever flavor you like) in VMWare. You will have full Linux and the ability to share files with your host Windoz machine.
     
  6. lexlth

    Newcomer lexlth Advanced Member

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    Hello,
    I use Ubuntu here and you will have no problem to put your games on your USB...

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    Colega,
    Ubuntu é super simples de se mexer. Se você está disposto a aprender e nunca mais ter dor de cabeça...
    tem o WBFS para ele e o wrapper, que é a interface gráfica. Super simples de se usar... qualquer coisa me manda uma mensagem que te ajudo, OK ?

    Um abraço...
     
  7. foobar

    Newcomer foobar Member

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    I'm using Ubuntu and use WBFUSE to access WBFS, and it works pretty well for me.

    The volume appears as a normal mounted drive and you can drag files onto it or delete them.
     
  8. elsneakums

    Newcomer elsneakums Newbie

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    Thanks fo the info. Im using ubuntu and it looks like it's worked but i get this message "adding R49E01 DONKEY KONG JUNGLE BEAT WII...
    error reading disc: Success" and the game doesn't go on. Any ideas?
     

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