How to Display currently installed IOSs?? USB Loader GX can't see FAT32 HD
A while back I followed the "New 3.1-4.1 Softmod for ANY Wii" Guide and now kind of wish I had done the "Softmod ANY wii" guide.
The later has a great list of what all is installed which the former lacks. Is there some sort of dump utility that would tell me what is loaded so I can compare?
My real issue is that I want to change from WBFS to FAT32 and USB Loader GX (latest update) does not appear to be able to see a FAT32 HD yet sees a WBFS drive just fine. I was under the impression it should though.
And yes, I know about the "FAT32 Hard Drives - Formatting, Loading, Ripping, Playing" guide
I am trying to learn more rather than just blindly installing more stuff as well, so was hoping to see what I am actually missing. I bet it is either Hermes IOS222 or IOS223, but have no real way of checking that I know of.
Comparing the two guides is actually a very interesting in itself and I plan to go through them more fully later. For example, the Mauifrog one never appears to use Trucha whereas the DogEggs relies on it. The other was a preference for CFG-USBLoader vs. USB Loader GX.
So, again, what I would like to do is find out what I have installed and add the missing pieces.
Alternatively I guess I could just start MauiFrogs guide at chapter 2 but won't learn as much in the process.
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by AWD_Guy; 10-02-2010 at 01:24 PM.
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How to post a system check
Its most probably your drive compatability and not your ios
You can do the system check to compare as narse said. To get your drive to work with GX and FAT32 you need to use a revision of GX beyond r922. You would also need either hermes cIOS 222 v4 installed or cIOSx Rev 19 or Rev 20.
If it still doesn't work then as mentioned, it is likely an issue with your drive. You can follow the FAT32 guide to set it up (if you want details about anything your doing in the guide, just ask in the guide).
The reason TBR is left out of Maui's guide is because it uses a different method to install a patched IOS. So , either method still patches an IOS for you to use to install cIOS and other things. Just different methods of doing the same thing. Maui's guide is up to date and comes with more protection then the other guide.
If you followed his guide you have everything you need to run GX with FAT32....however, if GX is trying to boot with cIOS249 then it won't work as Rev 17 does not support FAT. You can get around this by changing the boot IOS to 222. OR by using a loader like Cfg and setting the boot IOS to IOS250 (or 222/223).
Thanks for the system check link. Will run one shortly.
Originally Posted by narse1979
Would a drive work for WBFS and not FAT32? The drive I have is working fine on WBFS.
Thanks. Sounds like I am on the right track trying to get 222/223 working. I am using USB Loader GX 938 but on IOS249 rev17 which explains the lack of FAT support. How do I change the what IOS it boots from? Doesn't appear to be a Priiloader setting and of course searching on [change boot IOS] returns millions of useless hits.
Originally Posted by Krank
I was kind of waiting for cIOS249 Rev21 before going to FAT32, but circumstances have made me change my mind.
It should detect 222 and use it to start if you have it installed (the syscheck will tell you). You can edit the config text and change the bootIOS. I recommended using Cfg or Wiiflow with FAT32.
Thanks again everyone. I was missing Hermes stuff and ended up running through Maui's guide (Chapter 2+) since I could not get 236 to load without dumping prior to loading 222/223. Maui and MMM took care of it all.
222/223 also allowed me to add uLoader for Wiiware and I moved everything from WBFS and SD to FAT32 HD.
Everything is rocking except from a cold start. Priiloader errors out trying to Autoboot the CFG USB Loader forwarder because the HD is not spun up yet and it can't find it. Hitting A to reboot works since it is up by then, but is there a way to get PriiLoader to wait for the HD? I could not find one digging around. I could put it back on the SD, but was trying for an SDLess config just for yucks.
Not sure if SD or HD boot is faster but will likely replicate this config for a friend who is less tech savy and fewer parts would be better.
I am on PriiLoader v0.4 (r78) and see that there are issues with 0.5 installer.
Now if only uLoader would download/import WiiWare PNG files without doing them 1 at a time. I have all of Sinyk's great images from TriiForce but what a pain trying to match IDs or go grab them from the uLoader compatibility page