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Re: Hacking multi-game arcade boards
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2013, 02:04:04 am »
Hmm ok thank you. So do you know a program or should stop being a noob and learn to use Linux once and for all?

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Re: Hacking multi-game arcade boards
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2013, 04:36:17 am »
Well, reading the ext partitions is difficult on windows. That really would be easiest done on linux, although you could easily do so off of a liveCD.

If you're going with linux in some form anyway, the easiest way to perfectly duplicate an SD card is with the dd command.

sudo dd if=/dev/sdb of=/dev/sdc

for example, would duplicate the second drive in the computer. SD cards are treated like drives in this case. Make sure you have the right disks, though!

For reading/writing to them, the other partitions should show up readily in a file manager when you plug in the SD card.

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Re: Hacking multi-game arcade boards
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2013, 05:12:36 am »
Hey thanks this sounds great. So ive never used or seen Linux. Ill watch some tutorials on youtube and get my head around it then go about duplicating an SD card. What would be of my first interest is if I could plug a 355 in 1 SD into a 138 in 1 board or vice versa. Then go about hacking and adding/removing games

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Re: Hacking multi-game arcade boards
« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2013, 10:31:03 am »
Do they have similar hardware? If so, then it would probably work just fine.

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Re: Hacking multi-game arcade boards
« Reply #34 on: May 05, 2013, 02:25:43 am »
Hey sorry took so long to reply. They both work with either SD card. Meaning there must be a way to combine all the good games onto one SD card. Ill start look into linux

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Re: Hacking multi-game arcade boards
« Reply #35 on: May 05, 2013, 06:10:03 am »
I wonder if this program would work on the Chinese boards: http://www.phoenixarcade.com/ArcadeSD.htm

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Re: Hacking multi-game arcade boards
« Reply #36 on: May 06, 2013, 03:34:50 pm »
Ok so ive opeed the other partitions with a Linux opener program and I can see all the roms and the mame programe ect ect. Im waiting for a 750g HDD to arrive then Ill partition it to have Linux os on it, so I can copy ect. Im first going to try duplicate one of the SD cards and see if it works. If successful I will try adding a game like defender from one sd to my new experimental SD card. Problemis I will have to find where all the list directories is kept to add it to the ffront end. Its a wee bit confusing. Total gig of space one SD card is about 1.2gb. If I were to upload it maybe someone could find out how it works? Anyways keep you posted

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Re: Hacking multi-game arcade boards
« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2013, 12:23:52 am »
I don't have permissions on the SD cards in Ubuntu to copy, edit or even open some files. Trying to gain permissions. Would help if I wasn't such a noob

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Re: Re: Hacking multi-game arcade boards
« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2013, 12:53:59 am »
Run as root?
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Re: Hacking multi-game arcade boards
« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2013, 01:38:24 am »
How do I do that? lol

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Re: Hacking multi-game arcade boards
« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2013, 06:49:57 am »
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Re: Hacking multi-game arcade boards
« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2013, 03:52:38 am »
I managed t gain access to permissions, edited game list: Tried adding donkey kong. Then saved cofig file. Next thing sd card disappeared and wont show up again. I used sudo chmod -R 777  which im finding out is BAD!SD wont work in game board either now. It shows the crap and says happy family or whatever but then goes to coloured screen. I can still access dip settings but cant load frontend. Damn it

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Re: Hacking multi-game arcade boards
« Reply #42 on: May 21, 2013, 05:27:42 am »
I hope you made a backup copy of your memory card before changing anything.

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Re: Hacking multi-game arcade boards
« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2013, 01:09:01 am »
Na I made a backup of the game list and then as I was editing it I thought of making a backup of the whole SD card then it all disappeared. I might have to copy the other game board SD card over to that SD then try editing a third card. That whole  "sudo chmod -R 777"  command is bad but I found anther command that only makes me the access rights instead of the card being completely accessible by anyone. Does anyone know why it has disappeared though?

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Re: Hacking multi-game arcade boards
« Reply #44 on: May 25, 2013, 02:32:10 am »
HAHAHAHA Man am I pleased, to my massive relief and much unnecessary software I discovered that the cheap Chinese SD card reader I was using just so happened to crap out. Guess it didn't like the Chinese SD card hahaha how ironic. Ok so im back in action, have changed the config file and am starting the back up OH YEAH!!!   
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