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    Question quick questions on USB loading

    I am using cIOS38r14 with 4.0u (upgraded safely to 4.1u) and I have a few quick questions I haven't yet found definitive answers to:
    Is it possible to:
    1. Load GameCube backup image files using a Wii USB loader? or can this be done only by burning a .GCM image and loading via DVD-R?
    2. Transfer Wii ISO image files from one Wii USB slot device to another device on the other USB slot (e.g., copy from a flash drive to an external USB disk)?
    3. Rearrange Wii main menu channels, to fill gaps left by deleted channels?

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    1. The burning bit and GC Backup loader.
    2. Unlikely as it would have to be supported by USB Loader and besides the loaders tend only to work in the bottom port. Wiixplorer can copy files from SD to USB but not sure if it'd work with WBFS partitions.
    3. Press and hold A & B on item and drag, also works across screens.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Hi Tealc99,
    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc99 View Post
    1. The burning bit and GC Backup loader.
    Darn; figured as much. Is this the one by Gator? And is there a channel for it, or only usable via the HBC?
    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc99 View Post
    2. Unlikely as it would have to be supported by USB Loader and besides the loaders tend only to work in the bottom port. Wiixplorer can copy files from SD to USB but not sure if it'd work with WBFS partitions.
    This is interesting ... I've read this many times, and I am currently loading my flash drive in the bottom USB slot (or left slot, if the Wii is upright), so I tried it in the other slot, and it seems that you're right: the loaders can't find the drive there. That sucks.
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    3. Press and hold A & B on item and drag, also works across screens.
    Excellent. Thanks for that!

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    There's pretty much a channel for every app you can think of. Don't go mental though, channels are not required to enjoy all that homebrew has to offer.

    It's so USB devices such as instruments can be used. Originally the USB loader cIOS locked out both ports if it was loaded and the 'pretend musicians' complained.

    I was so happy when I found that out too, hated having stupid channels on the screen.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Thanks Tealc99.

    So I've been loading up an external USB drive (LaCie 250 GB, Maxtor drive) using WBFS-GUI v1.2.4, which was working fine. Now I've tried adding this drive to the same Wii port on which my USB flash drive works, and I get a message about the drive not being formatted ... which is strange, since WBFS-GUI claimed to have formatted the drive to WBFS before I could add any ISO files. Anyway, when I try to format the drive via the Wii using several loader tools, I get strange results:
    - CoverFloader says "press 1 and 2 to format", and when I do this, someting loads for a second, and then it comes right back to the same prompt
    - NeoGamma R6 says "press A to mount WBFS" and when I press A, the menu goes black for a second and then comes back to the same message
    - USB Loader displays a "needs to be formatted" prompt, so I press A, select the drive, and it shows 4 partitions: "Partition #1[-4]: (cannot be formatted)"

    What the heck is going wrong?

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    Thanks Tealc99.

    So I've been loading up an external USB drive (LaCie 250 GB, Maxtor drive) using WBFS-GUI v1.2.4, which was working fine. Now I've tried adding this drive to the same Wii port on which my USB flash drive works, and I get a message about the drive not being formatted ... which is strange, since WBFS-GUI claimed to have formatted the drive to WBFS before I could add any ISO files. Anyway, when I try to format the drive via the Wii using several loader tools, I get strange results:
    - CoverFloader says "press 1 and 2 to format", and when I do this, someting loads for a second, and then it comes right back to the same prompt
    - NeoGamma R6 says "press A to mount WBFS" and when I press A, the menu goes black for a second and then comes back to the same message
    - USB Loader displays a "needs to be formatted" prompt, so I press A, select the drive, and it shows 4 partitions: "Partition #1[-4]: (cannot be formatted)"

    What the heck is going wrong?

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    Not sure why my post yesterday went through twice ... anyway, will the Wii USB loaders (CoverFloader, USB Loader, etc.) format a raw device, or does it have to be some other format first, like fat32? Still wondering why they all seem to see the WBFS partition, but they can't load it or format it.

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