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    Homebrew and Emulators can't detect USB external hard drive.

    Sorry if I get any of the lingo wrong. I'm pretty decently technically inclined for a chick, I just haven't bothered to learn it all.

    Anyway, to my problem: I've got a 1 Tb Iomega external hard drive (I already know it's WAY too big for what I'm using it for but it was on SUPER sale at Staples, like $30). I used EaseUs to make two partitions on the drive. My NTFS partition is 200 gb-ish and my WBFS partition is the rest. I used WBFS Manager to upload my Iso's to wbfs side and everything else, emulators, roms and wbfs games are on the NTFS side.
    I've got it hooked up correctly because USB Loader Gx sees all the Iso and wbfs wii games on both sides, everything is loaded up with covers and plays with no problems.
    However, when I went to go to Homebrew to load up an emulator to make sure all the roms worked right, it was a plain Homebrew with nothing there... just the floaty bubbles.
    I've got the emulators in an [apps] folder on the root of the usb. I've got folders with the exact name of each emulator on the root of the usb with a [roms] folder in each holding all the roms. My wbfs games are in a [wbfs] on the root also, and they worked in usb loader gx fine.

    So, going off of a backup from my pc, I loaded just the apps folderthe same as it is on the usb to my sd card and NOW the emulators show up in Homebrew, loaded from the sd obviously (the roms folder is too large to just go on the sd drive, otherwise I'd just put it there also). I load up an emulator and changed the rom source to usb and I get an error that "Usb not detected".

    I did check the list of tested usb drives and mine is on the list as not tested, but then user comments say everything works ok and it's a great drive.

    I don't get why usb loader sees games but Homebrew doesn't see the emulators or roms from the same NTFS partition. I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas? The ONLY thing I am thinking could be a problem is that I forgot to chance the partition status on one or the other and they are both listed as primary. But other than that, I'm at a loss and have looked up dozens of forums and videos with nothing being close to my issue.

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    Hi, I ran into the same problem, and still haven`t got it solved. I got some observations though...

    My case is with WiiSX, I got a couple of games to try and see how good the emulator is... I put one psx iso on my SD (SD:/wiisx/isos/game.iso), WiiSX detected it with no problems. Then I tried to get all my isos from my external HDD. I moved them all to wiisx/isos, same as on the SD card, but WiiSX said it couldn`t find it either.

    Now to the point, the error I got on WiiSX was something like can`t find "USB:/wiisx/isos", when I open the HDD on WiiXplorer, it says USB1:/wiisx/isos, and it has all my games there... So what I could be guessing is that the Wii is mounting the USB drive as USB1 when the emulator looks for USB only. How is it on your system?

    If anyone has the solution, thanks I`m also waiting for it =P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leslie Bruckman View Post
    Sorry if I get any of the lingo wrong. I'm pretty decently technically inclined for a chick, I just haven't bothered to learn it all.

    Anyway, to my problem: I've got a 1 Tb Iomega external hard drive (I already know it's WAY too big for what I'm using it for but it was on SUPER sale at Staples, like $30). I used EaseUs to make two partitions on the drive. My NTFS partition is 200 gb-ish and my WBFS partition is the rest. I used WBFS Manager to upload my Iso's to wbfs side and everything else, emulators, roms and wbfs games are on the NTFS side.
    I've got it hooked up correctly because USB Loader Gx sees all the Iso and wbfs wii games on both sides, everything is loaded up with covers and plays with no problems.
    However, when I went to go to Homebrew to load up an emulator to make sure all the roms worked right, it was a plain Homebrew with nothing there... just the floaty bubbles.
    I've got the emulators in an [apps] folder on the root of the usb. I've got folders with the exact name of each emulator on the root of the usb with a [roms] folder in each holding all the roms. My wbfs games are in a [wbfs] on the root also, and they worked in usb loader gx fine.

    So, going off of a backup from my pc, I loaded just the apps folderthe same as it is on the usb to my sd card and NOW the emulators show up in Homebrew, loaded from the sd obviously (the roms folder is too large to just go on the sd drive, otherwise I'd just put it there also). I load up an emulator and changed the rom source to usb and I get an error that "Usb not detected".

    I did check the list of tested usb drives and mine is on the list as not tested, but then user comments say everything works ok and it's a great drive.

    I don't get why usb loader sees games but Homebrew doesn't see the emulators or roms from the same NTFS partition. I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas? The ONLY thing I am thinking could be a problem is that I forgot to chance the partition status on one or the other and they are both listed as primary. But other than that, I'm at a loss and have looked up dozens of forums and videos with nothing being close to my issue.
    Homebrew Channel Read From Fat32 Partition's. Try Re-formatting it to fat32.

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    Jax, will try! Thank you. I didn't originally do Fat32 because it's not an option in disk management. But, I've figured out how to manually in cmd.exe and am doing it right now. I will report back with results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leslie Bruckman View Post
    Jax, will try! Thank you. I didn't originally do Fat32 because it's not an option in disk management. But, I've figured out how to manually in cmd.exe and am doing it right now. I will report back with results.
    Your Welcome.
    Here is a link to The Fat32 Guide.--->Fat32 Guide

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    You could also try ext3 or NTFS as well, those are the formats I have on my HDD and SandDisk 32Gb Flash Drive respectively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leomeloxp View Post
    You could also try ext3 or NTFS as well, those are the formats I have on my HDD and SandDisk 32Gb Flash Drive respectively.

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    Homebrew channel does not support Ntfs Etc. It does however support the Fat32.(At least the last time I Checked)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jax View Post
    Homebrew channel does not support Ntfs Etc. It does however support the Fat32.(At least the last time I Checked)
    I see XD What about ext3? That would explain my issue as well XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by leomeloxp View Post
    I see XD What about ext3? That would explain my issue as well XD

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    I believe HBC can only read Fat32.

    But the apps Like Usb Loaders can read those file system's to load the wii games.

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    Will the USB loader read FAT32 to load the wbfs type games?

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