Did you check the USB HD compatibility guide found on this site? And the proper USB port? The FAT32 method is considered superior, btw. Start here:
SO I've softmodded and installed everything I need... finally after spending countless hours trying to format my lacie 750gb drive to WBFS on my mac... I realized it could be done way faster on my buddy's PC. I formatted the drive to WBFS on the PC, and then was able to use WBFS for MacOS X to move ISOs onto the WBFS drive.
When I connect the drive to the wii and use various usb loaders to mount it... the drive fails to mount every time. In usb loader gx, it says the disc is difficult or slow, and in configurable usb loader, it says "Device is not responding! Make sure USB port 0 is used! Try plugging the device back in...etc" and obviously I have tried all of those with no luck. Can anyone help me!? Thanks!
I have checked the guides, and my 750gb lacie n2870 should be in the clear. Proper USB port is being used (one closest to the edge of the Wii). I also have already tried reformatting my drive to FAT32, and I have the same problem every time (drive fails to mount, says 'slow or difficult disc' or 'device is not responding'). Know that every step of the way in my own troubleshooting, no matter what I have done to the drive, I still get the same error messages. I am open to any FAT32 method, I just want to find a way that works. And I have used the guides on the site
Could it be my mistake in that my drive is actually not compatible?
SpoilersysCheck v2.0 by Double_A...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).
System Menu 4.3 (v513)
Console ID: Boot2 v4
Found 81 titles.
Found 51 IOS on this console. 5 of them are stub.
IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS9 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
IOS11 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS12 (rev 269): No Patches
IOS13 (rev 273): No Patches
IOS14 (rev 520): No Patches
IOS15 (rev 523): No Patches
IOS16 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, Flash Access, NAND Access
IOS17 (rev 775): No Patches
IOS20 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS21 (rev 782): No Patches
IOS22 (rev 1037): No Patches
IOS28 (rev 1550): No Patches
IOS30 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS31 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS33 (rev 3091): No Patches
IOS34 (rev 3348): No Patches
IOS35 (rev 3349): No Patches
IOS36 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
IOS37 (rev 3869): No Patches
IOS38 (rev 3867): No Patches
IOS40 (rev 3072): Stub
IOS41 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS43 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS45 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS46 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS48 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS50 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
IOS52 (rev 5888): Stub
IOS53 (rev 5406): No Patches
IOS55 (rev 5406): No Patches
IOS56 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS57 (rev 5661): No Patches
IOS58 (rev 6176): No Patches
IOS60 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS70 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS80 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS90 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS202 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS222 (rev 4): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS223 (rev 4): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS224 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS236 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
IOS247 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS248 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS249 (rev 20): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS250 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
Report generated on 2011/11/02.
Have you tried keeping the drive off until it displays "Mount Device" then turning it on.
Also you could try fat32 for the games partition because this is possible using a mac and the app called wiibackup fusion for mac to transer your games over to the drive. Have a look at the fat32 guide in my signature...
I had a lacie going on wiiflow but it wouldn't mount on CFG or GX.
Followed the guide again... only issues that came up were that it never said "O.K." next to S.M.A.R.T. but rather "Not supported". Also, I wasn't able to verify or repair disk permissions, as those buttons were inactive. I screenshotted it for you: http://cl.ly/0h253e1S231I341Z3x36
As I formatted to FAT32 again, I loaded a game onto it via your instructions, and the drive still failed to mount. So far it has failed to mount with gx, config, and neogamma. I'll start looking for a Wiiflow link and see if my lacie drive will work with that in the meantime.
Last edited by jonskijet; 11-02-2011 at 10:33 AM. Reason: typos and mismatched fonts
As long as it completed formatting to fat32 and its stating that the drive is fat32 then you should be ok.
I only got it to work by waiting for the insert usb device and then turning the hdd on.
Last edited by narse1979; 11-02-2011 at 10:45 AM.
Installed Wiiflow, waited to turn on the drive, and still got the "Please plug a USB HDD on port 0 or press Reset" screen. It's still not mounting...
Have you got a usb stick that you could try?