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    Hard Drive and Homebrew

    If I have a fat32 partition on my harddrive, can I install homebrew apps to it like you can an SD CARD ?

    So the homebrew channel would load up and load apps from the harddrive insted of the SD.

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    Yes you can, not sure when they made it so but it was cool when I found out about it.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Just don't forget you have to have the same folder structure as you do in sd card.

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    Thanks Guys it worked right off the bat. Just in case anyone elase wants to do this heres what I did.

    I made a 32Gb primery partition on my freeagent 1TB, then made a NTFS partition with the rest of the drive and gave both drives a letter (I used WindowsXP to do all this).

    I loaded up WBFS manager up and formatted the NTFS partition in WBFS format and put my iso's on it.

    I copied my SD card and put it on the 32GB FAT32 Partition.

    Now cfgUSB1.5 loader reads my games from the WBFS drive, and stores the artwork to the FAT32 drive. The homwbrew channel loads and saves homebrew to the FAT32 drive - no SDcard needed .

    Wad manager 1.5 will read wads from the drive and install them also - so its a complete sucsess.

    cheers

    Ump..

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    One little snag is that if you have a SD card inserted in the wii, HBC defaults to that instead of the HD and you can't tell it not to, thats a bummer...

    edit 2:-

    Im a retard !! - you CAN tell it so all is good good
    Last edited by Umpa; 11-25-2009 at 06:49 AM.

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    Okay, I've partitioned the drive into 2 like he said. What program did you use to install the sundiskmenu01.iso? Obviously not the Sundriver Programmer, right? I get a write error message. I have no problems copying the disk-based games onto the Wii-formatted partition.

    I want to make sure the main games work with this method before installing HBC on the FAT32 partition.

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    Set Multiple Paritions on Sundriver Hard Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Artshack View Post
    Okay, I've partitioned the drive into 2 like he said. What program did you use to install the sundiskmenu01.iso? Obviously not the Sundriver Programmer, right? I get a write error message. I have no problems copying the disk-based games onto the Wii-formatted partition.

    I want to make sure the main games work with this method before installing HBC on the FAT32 partition.

    Got it!! I was using EaseUs' Partition Master to format the rest. What I did was I used the Sundriver Programmer to format my entire drive as a WBFS file system first. Then I clicked on the "Upgrade Menu Program " button and selected the "SundiskMenu01.iso" file to install it onto my HDD. The games run fine.

    Now, to retain working order of the GameCube menu on the games selected from that menu, I left the partition unformatted. When you open a partition program like "Partition Master", you will see the drive as "unformatted" and "logical" and you will see 7.8 megs of space allocated at the beginning of the drive. (Partition programs don't recognize WBFS). Leave everything the way it is.

    Now you want to create a partition by right-clicking on properties and you should be able to set the space allocated at the end of the drive. This will be the space used for the WAD files that Ump was talking about. Make sure you know what size you want NOW because you won't be able to change it later on. Format that partition as FAT32 and set as logical.

    So far everything is working out. I will now try to see if I can store and load those .WAD files from that partition. I will use Ump's notes, if he doesn't mind.
    Last edited by Artshack; 01-24-2010 at 11:19 PM. Reason: proofread

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    Exclamation usb problem

    how can i used my 8g usb drive for save games ? my wii is softmode........with usb loader gx


    pls. help.........

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    Hi Joemel,

    I've read somewhere that the only way to load saves is to have the save data stored on the SSD memory within the Wii. Assuming this is the case, I would just store the save data of games not in use on an SD card or the HDD like you've mentioned. If you find a way to save game data directly onto an external storage on the fly, please let me know.

    By the way, Joemel is not a common name. I used to work with someone with that first name and he is Filipino. I forgot how he got his name but it was picked from two different people and then combined: Joe + Mel. It's funny how the Philipines adopt English names too.

    Artshack

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