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    Problem with CFG

    Ok, so if this has been answered 100 times already forgive me, I've been searching like crazy and reading page upon page of info already and can't find my answer.

    My Wii was runnin 4.3U until earlier today. My bro-n-law literally handed me a ext USB HDD and a SD mem stick with a bunch of files on it and said "Figure it out!".

    Using Barnitos Softmod v0.9 I got the homebrew channel and a lot of other stuff installed and what have you but I seem to have run into a prob.

    If I plug in my bros HDD and run CFG I can access and play 28 pages worth of games but when I copy the root of his HDD to a USB mem stick and run CFG I catch hell. It goes for the 30 secs then wants me to select a partition, the mem stick has only one partition and CFG can't seem to find any games or data on it. I've tried formatting it as FAT32 and WBFS but get the same probs. BTW, his HDD is FAT32.

    I used to be pretty good at hacking PSPs and remember that there was a certain file that had to be installed/loaded onto the mem stick, not just copied. Is this the case here or is it something else as equally simple that I'm missing?

    Any help would be very appreciated by me and my three kids that are driving my crazy over the Wii.

    Could somebody please explain this to me? Very slowly, using little words, like I'm a child myself would prob be best here...

    EDIT: BTW, I used the Super Smash Bros hack if that helps.

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    Am I to understand that your brother has a hard drive full of Wii games and you are trying pirate the games to a usb stick?

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    Since this is going nowhere fast based upon assumption I guess I should clear things up.

    Just to be clear I couldn't care less for pirated games, I'm not even much of a gamer. But my three kids spend way too much time in front of the Wii and somehow manage to scratch games beyond use in just a few weeks and I'm tired of buying the same game several times.

    I used Barnitos Softmod v0.9 along with Smash earlier today to hack my kids Wii. Installation of everything went perfect, no snags but I'm having a prob with CFG.

    My bro let me use the USB HDD he uses for his Wii along with a few files on a flash drive to get me going. After the install of everything I ran CFG with his HDD still plugged in and it showed multiple pages of games available, I even started a few games just to ensure that CFG and whatnot was running fine. Just to save the time of backing up all my kids games I just copied the root of his HDD to my PC before I returned his things while planning on just using the files for the games I already own.

    Since I couldn't figure out what folder the game files were in I just copied the whole root to a 16gb USB flash drive and plugged it into the Wii to see if the flash drive would work for what I wanted. CFG ran for thirty seconds the prompted me to choose the correct partition, my flash drive is only one partition, it couldn't find any game files anywhere on the drive.

    I reformatted the flash drive several times using NTFS, FAT32 and WBFS to no avail. I googled the hell outta this and basically came up with zip. I dont know how to go about this now.

    Two questions
    Does anybody have any idea what I'm doing wrong or the cause of this problem?

    How can I locate each individual game withing the file set so that I can just keep digital copies of the games I already own?

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    16GB usb flash drive is good enough to test and store 3~8 games to test Cfg. it must be wbfs formatted.
    load and convert iso files into it, with wbfs-manager. not sure what u've in your PC [as you said "just copied the root of this HDD to my PC "]
    apply either Wii-backup-mgr or WBFS-manager, you'll be able to see the game title, the game ID on the list before transfer/copy.
    you may like to install WiiFlow or usbloaderGX. it's GAME INSTALL feature can help you to rip your legally ownd games into HDD. then keep ur disc in safe and let the kids rock the HDD. or, use the CLONE feature of wbfs-manager to prepare two HDDs, for the sake of your children.
    Last edited by billyhome; 12-29-2010 at 12:21 AM.

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    Thanks for the heads up on the game install feature other apps have.

    Im a bit more confused now though.
    Everything from his HDD was only 10.6gb and there was 28 pages worth of games listed in CFG.

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    ok, that may be his HDD has two partitions, one for game, one for others (e.g. config, cover cover, images,...etc)
    typically, game files ranged from 0.04 ~ 4.3GB, as far as i experienced.
    u've probably copied ALL his game covers/image files, which is good for your children to keep you busy, to make you work harder making more money to buy more games fm Nintendo ..... lol
    Last edited by billyhome; 12-29-2010 at 12:52 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyhome View Post
    may be his HDD has two partitions


    Bingo! Thank you.

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