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    USB Loader GX saving / installing to SD instead of NTFS

    I was backing up my son's games to the new NTFS hard drive (setting the ntfs_write to 1). He's horrible with the discs -- so backing up in his case is pretty sensible (I bought the Batman disc/game twice now).

    I think we did 15 before I went to bed. I think they all went to the USB Hard Drive (NTFS).

    Now it seems that the INSTALL option is trying to write the game to the SD drive instead.

    When I run the INSTALL, I see :
    [+] Install game

    [+] Opening DVD disc... OK!
    [+] sd: 0.40GB free of 7.4GB

    [+] ERROR: not enough free space!!

    It seems to be trying to use the SD as the destination. Is that normal OR should it be writing directly to the USB / NTFS partition?

    I am using version 70r15

    Is there an option I can set / reset to remedy this?

    I looked / searched the forums but was unable to see such a thing.

    Also, (minor, just curious) I don't really "understand" the blocks and bases and IOS/CIOS stuff. Is there an actual explanation on how they work (what is inside the other, what they do...) ?

    This is my settings.cfg file from sd:/usb-loader
    # CFG USB Loader settings file 70r15
    # Note: This file is automatically generated


    # Global Settings:
    device = usb
    usb_partition = NTFS1
    partition = NTFS1
    gui_style = coverflow3d
    gui_rows = 1


    # Profiles: 1
    [profile=default]
    # Favorite Games: 0
    # Current profile: 1
    profile = default


    # Hidden Games: 1
    hide_game = __CF


    This is my config.txt from sd:/usb-loader
    theme = wiihacks.com
    device = usb
    ntfs_write = 1
    fat_split_size = 0

    JUST in case, I've attached the debug.log from CFG.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Last edited by CodeSculptor; 06-16-2012 at 05:44 PM. Reason: adding info

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    USB Loader GX is on v3.0

    Configurable USB Loader (aka CFG) is on v70rXX, thats the one you are talking about, correct?

    If so, navigate to the sd/usb-loader directory and edit the settings.cfg file with notepad. Make sure you have a line that reads usb_partition = NTFS1 and then edit the config.txt file and make sure device = usb

    To better understand IOS/cIOS and terminology, bluphant wrote a great guide for that. Take a look at the first link in my sig below.

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    Thanks for that.
    Perhaps I've done something wrong.
    Here is my config.txt from the sd:/usb-loader

    theme = wiihacks.com
    device = usb
    ntfs_write = 1
    fat_split_size = 0

    And from the same directory, here is my settings.cfg
    # CFG USB Loader settings file 70r15
    # Note: This file is automatically generated


    # Global Settings:
    device = usb
    usb_partition = NTFS1
    partition = NTFS1
    gui_style = coverflow3d
    gui_rows = 1


    # Profiles: 1
    [profile=default]
    # Favorite Games: 0
    # Current profile: 1
    profile = default


    # Hidden Games: 1
    hide_game = __CF


    Still, it tries to write to the SD card when the INSTALL option is used.

    Does this part matter : there are two more directories, in sd:/apps -- one is USBLoader_cfg with a sample_config.txt And there is the other sd:/apps/usb-loader with it's own config.txt

    Thanks for the info regarding the bluphant guide.



    EDIT.
    That's strange. I thought I had posted a quick-reply.
    Trying again, I suppose

    I made those changes. I added to the original post (above) to reflect the changes.

    I DID discover that the backups made last night ALL went to the SD (SDHC) card. That's why it filled up (absolutely logical). But I want the INSTALL/archived backups to go to the USB-NTFS instead.

    Thanks again for the bluphant. I must have printed it out without expanding those CIOS/IOS bits. Thanks.
    Last edited by Jax; 06-16-2012 at 07:27 PM. Reason: Merged Post.

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    Your quick reply was auto-moderated by our system so I had to approve it.

    The settings.cfg file overrides anything in the config.txt. Look for that file in the other folders you mentioned, and make sure it says device = usb

    EDIT: You could also edit it to say device = ask This would cause it to prompt you where to install the game. If it doesn't ask you there could be an issue with your HDD being recognized.

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    Your reply gave me an idea on what the issue might be.

    The games that seem to be copying to the SD are only the GameCube ones. All the normal Wii (full size DVD-like discs) copy directly to the USB / NTFS drive.

    All the Gamecube ones are being shoved onto the SD drive.

    Is that by design?

    That's a tad awkward.

    Thanks for the device = ASK option. That rocks.

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    LOL the specification of the kind of game helps. I thought you were talking just about Wii games. Gamecube games cannot be played from a HDD as of this moment, which is why it is pointless to have it on there. They can be played from SD using DML, which is supported by the CFG MOD.

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