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    How can I use one drive for ISOs and movies?

    I have a 250gig western digital external usb drive. I partitioned part of it for wii iso and the other part to fat32 for playing movies in MPlayer CE. It will read the iso but MPlayer wont recognize the usb and the partition. I also notice that there are two usb slots the wii will not even read a flash drive while the external hard drive is plugged in. How can I use one drive for iso and movies? Thanks. First post BTW!

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    I use Mplayer CE to show movies off of my 1TB Western digital drive, wich contains Both a WBFS partition, and a FAT32 Partition.

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    1TB? Impressive! Can you walk me through exactly how you managed that? For some reason it just isn't working for me.

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    I'll make a short tut just 4 u :P

    1. Delete all partitions on the external drive.

    2. Make a fat32 partition for the movies using swissknife (since xp and vista wont make fat32 partitions > 32 GB)

    3. Make a RAW partition (unformatted) using the rest of the drive. and give it a drive letter. This is easily done in Control Panel\Administrative Tools\Computer Management, Storage\Disk Management.

    DO NOT LET WINDOWS FORMAT THIS ONE EVER!!
    You'll get the question every time you plug it into a windows computer.
    Just click no.

    4. Use WBFS Manager to format the RAW partition to WBFS.

    5. Copy movies to the fat32 partition using Windows Explorer, and use WBFS Manager to add games to the drive from ISO images.

    6. Download the latest Mplayer CE and Usb Loader GX, and add them to your SD Card. Install the required cIOS.

    Now use Mplayer CE to view movies, and USB Loader GX to play games and rip discs directly to drive.


    Oh. and remember that if your Wii apps can't recognise the USB drive, try using the other usb slot
    Remember to thank me :P
    Last edited by svin83; 08-23-2009 at 06:43 AM. Reason: USB info

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    Quote Originally Posted by svin83 View Post
    I'll make a short tut just 4 u :P

    1. Delete all partitions on the external drive.

    2. Make a fat32 partition for the movies using swissknife (since xp and vista wont make fat32 partitions > 32 GB)

    3. Make a RAW partition (unformatted) using the rest of the drive. and give it a drive letter. This is easily done in Control Panel\Administrative Tools\Computer Management, Storage\Disk Management.

    DO NOT LET WINDOWS FORMAT THIS ONE EVER!!
    You'll get the question every time you plug it into a windows computer.
    Just click no.

    4. Use WBFS Manager to format the RAW partition to WBFS.

    5. Copy movies to the fat32 partition using Windows Explorer, and use WBFS Manager to add games to the drive from ISO images.

    6. Download the latest Mplayer CE and Usb Loader GX, and add them to your SD Card. Install the required cIOS.

    Now use Mplayer CE to view movies, and USB Loader GX to play games and rip discs directly to drive.


    Oh. and remember that if your Wii apps can't recognise the USB drive, try using the other usb slot
    Remember to thank me :P
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    OK thats what I did before BUT I set up the WBFS first and then the FAT. I guess you have to set up the FAT first then the WBFS. Works now. Thanks!

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    svin83

    svin83, I've followed your guide and deleted all partitions, then used swissknife to create a FAT32 partition for movies etc. Then created a RAW partition for ISOs assigned it a drive letter without formatting.
    Opened WBFS manager and formatted the ISO partition to WBFS. Loaded an ISO to it. Then used USB loader GX, but still it doesn't recognise the drive.

    Does the partition need to be active?

    I am using CIOS 38 rev 14, i installed it using IOS 249.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suky321 View Post
    svin83

    svin83, I've followed your guide and deleted all partitions, then used swissknife to create a FAT32 partition for movies etc. Then created a RAW partition for ISOs assigned it a drive letter without formatting.
    Opened WBFS manager and formatted the ISO partition to WBFS. Loaded an ISO to it. Then used USB loader GX, but still it doesn't recognise the drive.

    Does the partition need to be active?

    I am using CIOS 38 rev 14, i installed it using IOS 249.
    Mark your partitions primary and active.
    For best compatibility make sure you have the cIOS 202 & 222/223 installed, since microphones/other peripherals seem to work best when the game is setup in usb loader menu to run off 223.





    1TB Western Digital Mybook: WBFS & Fat32 Partitions

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    oh! did you try both usb connections in the back of your wii? since 249r10 and higher only one of them works.





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    Svin,

    I only tried one of them, I will try the other one when I get back home from work.

    Both partitions are blue (meaning primary in disk management).
    The WBFS one is marked as active. Both partitions say Healthy, but WBFS partition says healthy (active).

    I'm not sure what you mean by make sure you have the cIOS 202 & 222/223 installed.

    I downloaded CIOS 38 rev 14. Then renamed it to boot.dol, put it a subfolder in the apps folder, then installed it from the HBC. When I ran the boot.dol file it asked me which IOS do I want to install it on, I chose the default ISO249, did I do this correctly, or was I supposed to choose a different IOS.
    Last edited by suky321; 08-24-2009 at 01:16 AM. Reason: additional info

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