USB Loader can no longer mount HDD but HBC can!!!
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Recently I dusted-off my Wii which has:
- System Menu 4.1 (E)
- Wasabu DX no-solder mod-chip
I have an USB enclosure with an IDE hard drive that has a FAT32 partition with several games. The hard drive is recognised by other Wii's as are the games (in wbfs format i.e. .wbfs). I also have a 2GB (FAT32) USB memory stick which is also recognised and can load games from it fine.
I have tried several USB loaders from the excellent "Softmod ANY Wii" guide including Configurable USB Loader, USB Loader GX and WiiFlow. None of these recognise the memory stick or USB HDD in either USB port 0 or 1.
However, the homebrew channel can load apps from both fine (they are formatted as FAT32). WiiMC can also mount and read both devices.
HBC is running on IOS58. Also as per the guide cIOS249 in slot 56 and cIOS250 in slot 57 are d2x-v7-final. I have updated the cIOS using the excellent "d2x cIOS Installation Guide" to v8 to no avail. I downloaded and installed the v8 WADs.
Any help as to why the USB loaders fail to mount the USB HDD when HBC as no problems?
Bit more background:
I couldn't recall if I had loaded the homebrew channel on this Wii previously so I followed this excellent guide:
Guide: Softmod ANY Wii
As I have system menu 4.1 I started the tutorial with the appropriate exploits and followed the guide to the end. EVERYTHING WORKED FINE AT THIS POINT (the USB loaders recognised the drives and loaded the games fine). I however noticed that HBC was running on IOS60 which led me to believe that I had HBC on here previously at some point (probably 1.0.8).
Anyway, I used the IOS58 installer and then reinstalled HBC. At this point the problem described above occurred. Wish I had left it alone!
Last edited by fswings; 07-11-2012 at 11:55 AM.
Update: I can use CFG USB loader to load a game from my 8GB FAT32 SDHC successfully using the cIOS249 - d2x-v7-final.
Update2: Restored NAND via bootmii installed on Boot 2. Went through entire softmod guide again. Same problem, HBC channel can load apps from FAT32 USB drives but USB loaders can't mount them!
Will open separate post on this issue.
Last edited by fswings; 06-29-2012 at 11:16 AM.
Reason: Added update2.
PsyBlade from gbatemp resolved this for me.
In summary, my Wii was loading homebrew fine from all of the usb drives I possessed from the Homebrew Channel using IOS58. However, when I tried any USB loader the drives were not being recognised. I was using d2x via cIOS249/250 based on both IOS56/IOS57 respectively (or whatever the default was form the WiiHacks guide). The solution was to base d2x on cIOS249 on IOS58 and suddenly all of my drives are recognised again!
I used ModMii to create the appropriate .wad file and install using MMM.
Last edited by fswings; 07-11-2012 at 12:00 PM.
I'm having the same problem you outlined but I'm not tech savvy enough to understand your solution. Can you help me by explaining how to fix it in basic English? Thanks.
Originally Posted by fswings
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