Figured it out. I was using what I thought was the newest version of CFG USB Loader. Updated it to the "stable" non alpha version and ...viola... ripped it into a beautiful and tiny .wbfs file on my NTFS partition.
Lesson of the day: Dont be a dumb blond like me and remember to update all your software :).
Gentleman. I am getting an error when trying to dump a retail to my NTFS partion on my external USB drive.
I am using the newest release of CFG USB Loader.
I have updated all my cIOSs.
I have a softmodded Wii with 4.2U.
The drive was previously formatted as WBFS and ripping them was no problem. When I heard there was NTFS support, I copied these games to my comp with backup manager, formatted to NTFS and copied them back to the drive. All of the games played perfectly using cios 249 or cois 250.
Today I was attempting to rip Twilight Princess with CFG and I am getting this error after showing me how much space I have left on the drive (51.1GB):
ERROR: NTFS write disabled!
Simple fix I thought. I went into root/usb-loader and edited config.exe changing ntfs_write = (from 0 to 1).
So i used the CfgLoaderConfigurator and made the changes in the Global Settings 2. Also changing the fat_split_size = (from 1 to 0) because I believe I saw it as a recommend fix in another thread after a search.
Still no dice.
I am probably missing something obvious as I epitomize the dumb blond at times so any help (or flames) are greatly appreciated.
Thanks again guys for a great site!!!!!
It does allow me to dump the BCA writing it to sd:/usb-loader/RZDE01.bca.
Not sure what this is. I will be looking this up now.
Found BCA (http://www.wiihacks.com/software-bac...t-curious.html)
For NSMB it seems. And doesnt help my cause in the least :).
I tried the WAD, no luck. I don't know if it makes a difference, but all apps on the USB HDD do not show up in the HBC when the SD is not present either. It's not just the forwarder, it's the entire system, apparently.
Originally Posted by Cile
A post I read last week - somewhere on this site - claimed a fix of the MBR on the HDD worked for him. Alas, there is no FDISK in XP (I miss DOS, really, I do) and it appears the only way to fix an MBR under XP is to use the command console. The conundrum there is the HDD isn't recognized under the console (but my old ACOM is, go figure...newer isn't necessarily better).
So, I'll pursue that, unless anyone can figure out why the entire Wii system won't recognize the HDD from any channel or the HBC. The 1 TB Seagate Expansion was listed as an OK drive in the compat list (and was seriously on sale at the time). Perhaps it's not after all.
If the MBR reset works, I'll post back.
No go on the MBR fix. Here is a copy of my syscheck. Does it look current and/or up to date?
[SPOILER]sysCheck v2.0 by Double_A
...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).
System Menu 4.2 (v481)
Console ID: 49632131
Found 123 titles.
Found 51 IOS on this console. 3 of them are stub.
IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS9 (rev 1034): No Patches
IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
IOS11 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
IOS12 (rev 526): No Patches
IOS13 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS14 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS15 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS16 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, Flash Access, NAND Access
IOS17 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS20 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
IOS30 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
IOS31 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS33 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS34 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS35 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS36 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
IOS37 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS38 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS40 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
IOS41 (rev 3091): No Patches
IOS43 (rev 3091): No Patches
IOS45 (rev 3091): No Patches
IOS46 (rev 3093): No Patches
IOS48 (rev 4123): No Patches
IOS50 (rev 4889): No Patches
IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
IOS52 (rev 5661): No Patches
IOS53 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS55 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS56 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS57 (rev 5919): No Patches
IOS58 (rev 6176): No Patches
IOS60 (rev 6174): No Patches
IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS70 (rev 6687): No Patches
IOS80 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug
IOS90 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS202 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS222 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS223 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, 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 2010/12/29.[/SPOILER]
Okay, I'm going to guess at this point no one has a clue why this is happening. I've tried every hack in the book using the config.txt and the meta.xml to point the loader to the USB HDD and nothing works. In fact, when attempting to do so, the CFG loader takes *forever* to load, and when it does, all the covers are gone (even tho they are on the hard drive and the config.txt is pointing to them). Attempting to download the covers results in a nasty crash complete with code dump. I have to say that either my Wii is hosed in that is doesn't want to detect my HDD (BUT, ISOs on the USB are readable after the software loads off the SD card, which seems stupid to me. It would be nice and neat to have everything on the HDD instead of always having to keep the SD card plugged in), or the HDD is not as compatible as this site led me to believe (Seagate Expansion 1TB...it might be fair to say yeah, you can load games on and off of it, but you won't be able to run ANY software off it.) If I get the time or inclination, I'll hook up my other USB HDD and see if it's recognized, which will then once and for all put the blame on HDD.
Thanks anyway guys.
Interest turn of events gents (and ladies, should there be any). Just to see if my theory of incompatible hard drive was correct, I tried another software package for USB loading, specifically WiiFlow (since it has the most comparable options and features as USBCFG, sans the advanced theme editing (but I can always author my own software for that, should I ever get the time)). Lo and behold, it works perfectly. The channel launched the software off the HDD, games loaded and they all worked, even the troubled ones (COD:BO).
So, I am left to conclude the fault lies with the CFG software. Not to impugn it by any means, as it is a *fine* piece of software. I would have preferred to use it over the others. If I wanted to file a bug report with the author, where would I do so? A search here did not turn up where I could do so..or if that info is here, I missed it completely.
Happy new years folks. :-)
Okay I have everything figured out now. I have converted a few iso files into the wii hdd format and copied them over to my Wiii HDD using game manager. However, whenever I go to open wiiflow the games I got from my computer are not on my hard drive.
Do I have to do something to add them somehow?
are you sure you have one of the following
USB:\wbfs\GAMEID.wbfs/.iso (Hard to know which game is which..messy)
USB:\wbfs\Title [GAMEID]\GAMEID.wbfs/.iso (Best/Clean Way, no Clutter)
Did you use the wiiflow pack from this guide....
Can you use a HDD set to NTFS without having format it and being able to load Wii ISO backups from the drive using USB LoaderGX V2?
Don't know on GX 2.0 ISO backups, but GX 2.0 will read NTFS according to the changelog, try it and see and report back your findings!
Originally Posted by Psyken
Id stay away from gx and go for wiiflow or cfg