Unmounting WBFS pendrive on Linux 3.13, how?

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Unmounting WBFS pendrive on Linux 3.13, how?

Post by alzen » Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:22 pm

I cannot get it out of my head.

I'm using Linux, currently Ubuntu 14.04. We have WBFS managers for Linux as well but as the system doesn't recognize WBFS partiions in default configuration I cannot unmount the pendrive after copying games to WBFS drive.

And I always unmounts pendrive after moving data so I would like to do it in that case as well.

I know that in Windows it wants to format WBFS drives as it doesn't recognize WBFS file system as well by default but it allows me to unmount it.

Does anyone know something about this situation? I know it's normal but I'm afraid to damage my pendrive that way. What's the best way out? Are there any packages that allows WBFS drives to get mounted/unmounted in Linux?

ps. does we have WBFS manager for linux that supports GC games as well? I know that there is a modified version on Windows that allows to do so.
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Re: Unmounting WBFS pendrive on Linux 3.13, how?

Post by Streetwalker » Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:37 pm

I've never used any wbfs manager but I guess just closing the app and pulling the stick out is safe. If you want extra safety, try sudo eject /dev/sdb (or whatever your stick is recognized as).
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Re: Unmounting WBFS pendrive on Linux 3.13, how?

Post by Dragoon » Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:31 pm

Try sudo umount /path/to/mounted/folder/
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Re: Unmounting WBFS pendrive on Linux 3.13, how?

Post by Streetwalker » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:20 am

The point is wbfs managers don't actually mount the partition. They access it directly. In theory at least.
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Re: Unmounting WBFS pendrive on Linux 3.13, how?

Post by alzen » Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:21 pm

I know that we can make FAT32 partitions replacing WBFS partitions(there is a script for it), but I must fund some time is there any way to make such a partition and avoid the way to make WBFS first and tune WBFS to FAT32 later.

Still, if we have FAT32 umounting shouldn't be the problem anymore.

Here's about converting WBFS to FAT32:
https://gbatemp.net/threads/how-to-conv ... fs.292391/
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Re: Unmounting WBFS pendrive on Linux 3.13, how?

Post by megalomaniac » Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:26 am

WBFS can be really wonky at times with linux...
the conversion tool should be a 1 time only conversion so save yourself the trouble and just use windows and be done with it, else you will spend countless hours just trying to get linux to recognize the WBFA partition....if it ever recognizes it...
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Re: Unmounting WBFS pendrive on Linux 3.13, how?

Post by alzen » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:09 pm

Not at all mega,

Linux has some great WBFS managers. Only problem that I have is that I would like to unmount wbfs drive, and maybe it's not even needed. I'm just worried about my pendrive and I would prefer to eject it the right way.

Still, I will try to find out is it needed or not, and if not - why?
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Re: Unmounting WBFS pendrive on Linux 3.13, how?

Post by Streetwalker » Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:20 am

As I said, if you're this worried then use the eject command.
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Re: Unmounting WBFS pendrive on Linux 3.13, how?

Post by alzen » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:28 pm

Hey there, problem solved.

Best way out is to use regular FAT32 formated pendrive, create "WBFS" directory and put .wbfs files there(you will need to split bigger games into more than 1 file, didn't do it but Wii Backup Fusion or sth like that for Linux can do that, probably some other programs too). USB Loader GX will see the games :lol:
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Re: Unmounting WBFS pendrive on Linux 3.13, how?

Post by Streetwalker » Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:21 am

Why don't backup loaders support better file systems such as ext of NTFS anyway ? It shouldn't be too much hassle to add that. :/
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Re: Unmounting WBFS pendrive on Linux 3.13, how?

Post by alzen » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:12 pm

NTFS is supported by some of them, and in that case you do not have to split files.
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