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Thread: SD/USB Loaders GUIDE--how to use Waninkoko's USB Loader

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    Hey, i know this question has been asked before but since this is the first time for me i want to be sure before i try any of this.
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    - Wii with system menu 4.0u
    - Softmodded with bannerbomb using this method Wiikend hacks: Installing the Homebrew Channel on 4.0

    Now the Question is how do i get to the point where i can load ISO's from my kingston 8gb SDHC card? How do i setup the SD card with the wad and ISO's to make this work?

    I have read many posts and have seen many variations, if someone could post a detailed instruction to get this to work with SD card setup or even point me to a link that describes this process in reasonable amount of detail. It would be very very higly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance for your patience!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiiminator View Post
    Is anyone having issues with the covers autodownloading....Here are the covers that will not update....

    Transformers
    Mad Dog Mcgee
    Ice Age 3
    Resident Evil Archives

    None of these will update...My internet connection test works fine and is says it downloaded covers but shows still missing...so i tried to install manually to the SD:/Image folder and converted the .jpg to .png with online converstion eg...IceAge3 ID is RIAE52.png i loaded it but it still will not show the image....any help..is the server down for covers...and what am i doing wrong to manually install covers????

    Please and thanks in advance!!

    IF you have these images already as .png and working on yours....can you e-mail them to me...thanks
    I had the same issue. You need to go into settings and upgrade the version you have. They changed the website that the boxart is loaded from.

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    hey ,i just need a yes or a no (or maybe something else )
    well , when i put my sd card in and used it in the usb loader i needed to format my SD card and that deleted EVERYthing on my SD card so if i put my extern hardisk in , is it going to delete everything on my hardisk then ? since i got ALOT of picture backup and games files yeah my computer backup
    and so i can't delet that so is it a way to not get it deleted or is it not going to delet everything ? :S

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    Yes and no. LOL from my own experiences and hours of reading forums, there are 2 ways u can go about this.
    1. You can download WBFS manager and format ur HD and USB loader will recognize it provided it's compatible.
    2. The other is as u mentioned use USB loader to do it for u.

    in either case your gonna lose any information on your HD, Having said that, if u want to be able use it both on ur Wii as well as your PC ur gonna have to partition your HD and select the primary partition ( i believe, but u might need to check) for the wii and format it with either the WBFS manager or from within the app. There is an option to select which partition to use, if i'm not mistaken. It would seem that whatever approach u use it would be wise to backup ur data.
    So yes if u haven't already created the partition and no if u have.
    Hope this helps...
    cheers and good luck!

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    i didn't notice if this had been addressed already but i have been trying forever to get sd/usb loader to work for me the problem is that when i use it the loader opens up just fine v1.5 and i select usb mass storage device with my sdhc card mounted into a card reader plugged into the wii usb port or i switch out the sdhc cards when i try to load from sd card either way it loads and i get no wbfs partition found i push A to create one i do that and i get the message error no partitions found! (ret= -6) press any button to restart i have tried both cios rev 13 and 10 doesn't seem to make difference I'm using a sandisk 16gb sdhc card to load my backed up games i put them on there just fine with wbfs manager other info i have the latest hbc and I'm using the Waninkoko 4.0u update release i cant get it to work any ideas from anyone would help thanks
    Last edited by kevin_c_g; 07-16-2009 at 03:16 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin_c_g View Post
    i didn't notice if this had been addressed already but i have been trying forever to get sd/usb loader to work for me the problem is that when i use it the loader opens up just fine v1.5 and i select usb mass storage device with my sdhc card mounted into a card reader plugged into the wii usb port or i switch out the sdhc cards when i try to load from sd card either way it loads and i get no wbfs partition found i push A to create one i do that and i get the message error no partitions found! (ret= -6) press any button to restart i have tried both cios rev 13 and 10 doesn't seem to make difference I'm using a sandisk 16gb sdhc card to load my backed up games i put them on there just fine with wbfs manager other info i have the latest hbc and I'm using the Waninkoko 4.0u update release i cant get it to work any ideas from anyone would help thanks
    Have u tried looking online for this error? i found this link, maybe u already have but here -> GBAtemp.net > USB Loader Error (ret = -6)

    There is a compatibility list for the type of drives that are compatible, he mentions that for a sdhc plugged into a card reader, the card reader is the medium u need to be worried. In any case you need to check what card reader you are using, i have a 8gig sdhc kingston working with some random card reader and it works fine. I would assume it should also work for you but that is not always the case.
    Try reformatting the sdhc to fat32 and let it convert it to WBFS format for u. provided it can recognize the partition in fat32. Also try and download the latest WBFS manager(3.0?) and format ur card.
    It would be wise to try ur card on USB loader GX (r584) as well as that seems to have a wider range of drives that work for it. Try the other usb port as well might just work, who knows!
    I spent a week trying to get wii sports resort to work, i finally got it to work but for some stupid odd reason the wiimote keeps disconnecting. So there are always oddities, u never know wht might work for u.
    good luck!

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    ok so i checked the compatibility of my card reader and they only had one transcend card reader listed it was as working with usb loader i also tried geexbox because i thought perhaps my usb ports were messed up but geexbox saw it was there and opened it just fine and when i partition it as fat32 it still doesn't see that's its there with usb loader although in that format it opens in the wii just fine although that might be pointless info haha and i am currently useing wbfs manager 3.0 and i tried usb loader gx but sadly it also didn't seem to see that there was anything there and when i selected ios 222 (i believe thats what it was its the one on the right) it locks up my wii and i have to restart anyways i do thank you for your help it was worth trying if you have any more ideas i would love to hear them thanks in advance
    Last edited by kevin_c_g; 07-16-2009 at 09:32 PM.

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    Sweeet! I've got the GX Loader working. I had some crap USB enclosure that just work not work. So I looked through the confirmed working USB devices, and found a 1TB Western Digital My Book Essential Edition at the local OfficeMax. Copied an ISO over to it, and it worked right away.

    Thanks for all the good info here!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin_c_g View Post
    ok so i checked the compatibility of my card reader and they only had one transcend card reader listed it was as working with usb loader i also tried geexbox because i thought perhaps my usb ports were messed up but geexbox saw it was there and opened it just fine and when i partition it as fat32 it still doesn't see that's its there with usb loader although in that format it opens in the wii just fine although that might be pointless info haha and i am currently useing wbfs manager 3.0 and i tried usb loader gx but sadly it also didn't seem to see that there was anything there and when i selected ios 222 (i believe thats what it was its the one on the right) it locks up my wii and i have to restart anyways i do thank you for your help it was worth trying if you have any more ideas i would love to hear them thanks in advance
    Well I can't say what you can try with your current setup, so let me just say that it might be worth your while to get a compatible USB hard drive mentioned in the compatibility list. Personally going thru the list of various USB loaders available i found USB loader GX was the easiest to setup. Now this is not meant to take away from the other USB loaders, which are all good in their own right. It's a matter of finding what best works for you .
    With the card that you have it maybe able to store upto 8 games max assuming that iso's are abt 2 gigs on average. with a bigger hard drive you could store alot more and not have to keep a copy of iso's you are not using. any way thats just my reasoning. I have a WD 160GB passport edition and a WD 320 GB passport, i chose these coz they seem to have the highest success rate based on compatibility lists provided on different sites. I mean why re-invent the wheel just go with what works.

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    im using a wd 500gb portable , i have 97 games on it and its only half full!!
    this forum rocks! keep up the good work guys

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