I was under the impression that the drive had to be formatted to fat 32 for dios mios to work but i may be wrong. It might be worth looking at this guide
A little while ago, a friend of mine installed the necessary firmware onto my Wii to enable to me to boot GameCube ISOs from a USB hard drive. I again required his assistance in being able to boot Wii games using the same backup loader, so he again did what was necessary to allow me to do that. However, that friend and I are no longer in contact, and I am attempting to play GameCube ISOs from my hard drive for the first time since the last update he installed onto it, and it won't work! I can no longer ask for his assistance, and have no idea what I am supposed to do to fix the problem, so here I am.
I believe the loader I am using is CFG 70r51 (I updated to this version of CFG within the loader itself in the hopes that it would solve my problem). It reads my hard drive and recognises all of my games (Wii and GameCube), but will only play the Wii titles. When I attempt to boot a GameCube game, this message appears:
[+] Booting game, please wait...
[+] ERROR: the drive or partition usb:/ is not connected!!
Press any button to exit...
I have had a look around in the menus of CFG Loader and the only thing I can find that seems to be relevant to the issue is the information seen immediately upon opening the Settings menu:
Loader Version: 70r51
CFG base: ntfs:/usb-loader
FS: [ sd: ntfs: ]
DIOS MIOS 2.2+
Jul 20 2012 14:49:47
NAND Emu Path:
I apologise sincerely for my severe lack of knowledge on this subject, as I was not really taken through what was happening to my console by my friend, but I am just praying my problem is a simple one that will be easily-fixed. I assume based on that information that 'DIOS MIOS 2.2+' is the 'mIOS' that I am currently using?
If any of this helps:
Everything on my Homebrew Channel
Everything on the SD that I keep inside my Wii
Everything on PARTITION (F\usb-loader. My GameCube games are in PARTITION (F\games, and my Wii games are in PARTITION (F\wbfs
Additionally, if this means anything, 'PARTITION' is formatted as NTFS.
Please let me know if my problem can be fixed and/or if there is any other information I need to provide!
Last edited by axycin; 04-13-2013 at 12:21 AM.
Pob's impression is correct. The hard drive must be FAT32 with 32k clusters.
So you might want to back up your hard drive, format it using http://www.partition-tool.com/download.htm to 32k clusters (don't remove and recreate a partition, just format the existing one. If you remove and recreate a FAT32 partition, it will be 64k clusters and you'll have to reformat it anyway), then restore your files in /wbfs and /games directories.
Then, I think things will work correctly. You have DM loaded and the latest CFG loaded, so you're good there. I think once you fix the hard drive, you'll be good.
That tool won't seem to work in formatting my drive... No matter how many times I try to do it, it doesn't make any attempt to format it to FAT32. It's a 1.36TB drive and Windows itself won't give me an option to format it to FAT32 (only NTFS and exFAT). I searched for an alternative and apparently DOS will do it but only for hard drives under 1TB, and I can't find any external programs that are reliable or functional for me... I know this is going on a tangent and not related to a homebrew issue but I know that my drive CAN play GameCube games as it was able to before my friend modified it for the last time, so surely that means it had to have been FAT32 in the past?
You tried the tool that I linked? It worked fine on my 1.5TB drive.
It worked now, don't know why it wasn't yesterday! But will I have to switch between NTFS and FAT32 every time I want to play Wii or GameCube? I can't fit any of the Wii games that I have onto the hard drive because they exceed the largest file size that FAT32 will allow...
Wii game manager will split the games for u so they can be used on a fat32 drive
Thank you guys so much for your patience and assistance!