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    Question is it possible to format an harddrive using the wii

    I have a macbook and i cannot format a WBFS drive, osx just doesnt support it. is there a way to do it from the wii?
    (i cant install windows either, not enough space)

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    nevermind i just learned

    wish there were more support for osx users though

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    could you enlighten me to as how you got it to work? Ive been trying to get a drive formatted, and ive read that if you leave a partition blank with just a drive letter then wii will see it and you can format it, but i cant do that through disk utility? can you point me in the right direction?

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    We Hack Wii: WBFS For Mac OSX

    just plug in your harddrive and format it with this app. you also use this app to install iso's. best osx wii app ever

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    i couldnt figure out how to format my HD with that app, especially since it says "You'll need to format your USB Drive/device with your Wii; we didn't want anyone making any kind of mistakes" There is a route to do it through terminal but I couldnt get that to work either! What i finally ended up doing was finding a PC to hook it up to and get it formatted to WBFS, NOW i can add stuff with that program on my mac -- thanks for replying let me know if i was missing something obvious!


    oh man.... how did i miss that?! its under advanced.. *doh*
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    Just attach your drive to the Wii and start the USB Loader. It will ask you if you want to format it in WBFS...

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    Well I think the issue was that it was formatted originally for a Mac. I tried erasing the drive and leaving it with no formatting, but kept getting an error when I tried to format it with the USB Loader. I couldn't get it to work with rev10 and jumped up to rev13b and it worked just fine. long story short i finally got it to work -- with USB loader 1.5, GX launched but when clicking on one of the tabs it got a stack error and continues to do so, oh well i'm happy with just launching them!

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    Hello there,
    The link does not seem to work anymore

    Does anyone know where to find the wbfs for mac?

    Thank you very much for your help

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    wbfs for mac - Google Search

    go-go-google-gadget!

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    "format connected drive" greyed out in WBFS for OSX

    I have a hitachi 250 GB drive, but the "format connected drive option is greyed out in WBFS for OSX. Anyone know why? (I'm on a MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard.)

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