WBFS manager substitute for linux? that works with sd cards

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  1. Masterpaul
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    WBFS manager substitute for linux? that works with sd cards, Most of the links are dead.

    I was looking for one for hours.. nothing. Im running Ubuntu.
     
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    Thanks. How do I tell it to format my sd card? Dont think its working, doesnt recognise the sd card.

    update Its recognises the sd card, but fails at formating any drive.
     
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    try wiimms wit + its guis

    formating through wine is useless + requires fiddling with disk permissions first

    format using normal linux tools, something like
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    mkfs.vfat /dev/sdx1 -n Wii-SD
    should work nice

    btw:
    wine is nice to have but its only a crutch
    generally native programs run better
     
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    So itype this "mkfs.vfat /dev/sdx1 -n Wii-SD" into terminal?


    P.S I managed to get Wiithon linux running . Still its doesnt seem to recognise my sd card, perhaps im doing something wrong? It says to check if its fat32?
     
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    If you cant make sense of that line by youself its too dangerous and complicated to explain
    maybe ask someone irl to do it
    or use one of the gui partition managers
    gparted maybe
     
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    im trying to do the partition for sd card. It says error do you have appropriate permissions?

    The sd card should be originally formated as dont partition and as fat32? (in disk utility)
     
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    If you're using GNOME there's palimpsest (Gnome Disk Utility) to manage your partitions.

    EDIT: Some advice. If you're a novice with Linux I suggest you install it as a Virtual Machine in Windows so that you can learn the ropes of Linux but can't do any real damage to your data.
     
  11. PsyBlade

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    normal users dont have the permissions to access drives directly
    you need to run all partitioning/filesystem programs as root
    but thats dangerous (acidentally select wrong drive etc)
    google "run as root" or "sudo" if you really want to do it
    a modern distribution should ask for a permission elevation automatically though


    I can try and walk you through it but I would really ask someone to do it for you
    DANGER only try if you have backups
    if you select the wrong drive all data on it will be gone
    dont whine here if you didnt do backups

    in a command prompt type the "$" lines

    do NOT insert the card yet
    $ ls /dev/sd?
    this is a list of your drives (as in not the card)
    now insert the card
    $ ls /dev/sd?
    should now show an aditional drive (the card)
    $ dmesg
    should show it too at the bottom

    to create a unpartitioned fat32 named Wii-SD on the card /dev/sdx (replace accordingly)
    $ sudo mkfs.vfat -I -F 32 -n Wii-SD /dev/sdx

    only the last command is dangerous
    if it reports errors post them


    PS
    thats no need to run linux in a vm
    just dual boot and use the old OS for the dangerous things
    till you know more about linux
     
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    If it doesn't launch when you click on it after that, you need to make it executable. If you're running Ubuntu, right click the file, select Properties, then check "Allow execution of the file as a program" under the Permissions tab (all names are translated and may be different).

    Also, make sure you select the right partition in the list, since it doesn't list the actual names of the drives. Initializing the wrong partition/drive will destroy it and everything on it.
     
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    All good suggestions above, but for a guy who doesn't seem to familiar with Linux I again suggest palimpsest. If it's not already installed, you can install it from your distribution's package manager (Synaptic for debian/ubuntu offshoots, yum-extender for fedora offshoots).

    [​IMG]

    Your SD Card will show up under peripheral devices, all you do is click format volume and it asks you what filesystem you want to use. That's all, no shell scripts and breaking your sd card if you mistype something. But that's just my opinion, I could be wrong.
     
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    Everything works now.. thanks.. basically yes i had to access it as root. God the interference is so much cooler as root.