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    Quote Originally Posted by rodpin View Post
    One tip for this tutorial:

    Use the first partition as FAT, not the second. This way, you can use your HDD with homebrews.

    Both must be primary partitions.

    So, it would be F: -> FAT32 and G: -> WBFS
    Did you actually read what was written at the bottom of the guide?

    USB Loaders:

    - Need to have a WBFS partition set to Primary and Active to read and dump Wii games.
    A.K.A make it the first partition not the second so it can be read.
    Last edited by Favs; 12-16-2009 at 12:52 PM.

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    Thanks guys but I've tried various partitions setups and orders as listed in this thread and others and none seem to work. I've had conflicting reports about the LACIE HardDrive. So methinks I'm better off investing in a USB compatible router instead of a new hard drive. Appreciate the help

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    Question More than one Hard Drive

    Hello, this is my first post, but I am not necessarily a newbie. I have soft-modded over 15 Wii's for friends and family. The question I have is (forgive me if this question is in the wrong forum) can you use a USB hub like the Wii branded one to hook up multiple WBFS external hard drives and have one of the USB loader programs (I don't care which one) recognize both of them? I have already setup multiple partitions and gotten that to work, but I have not seen anything on multiple hard drive setups. Any help or insight would be wonderful

    Thanks.

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    From SD to USB

    Quote Originally Posted by moxyman View Post
    Hey guys... ok noob question approaching.

    I have my wii softmodded (with a wii key) running 4.1US. I have preloader 3.0r3, and bootmi installed as well. I have it set up to boot to USB Loader GX, and have a HDD attached. The hard drive is currently formatted for USB Loader GX, but i am aware how to create a new partition and format that.

    So my question is... is there a way to save my .wads, usb loader files, or basically anything I would put on my SD card to the HDD instead? (Im assuming i need to keep the bootmi, and preloader stuff on it) to boot the system correctly. But id like to be able to keep all my games, files, homebrew apps, etc on this drive instead of fussing with SD cards. Ive looked around but can seem to find the answer. I also assuming it depends on the app or homebrew im running, or maybe not and im just making this more confusing.

    If you could help Id really appreciate it. Or if there is a guide or tutorial i missed that explains how to set up the HDD to do this and interact with the wii and apps could you point me to it? Thanks!

    I looking for the same thing....Want all my coverart and stuff From my SD card over on my Usb Hdd. Tried making 2 partitions WBFS/FAT32. Found all my backed up games...but no cover art (using Usb loader Gx 1.0 Full Channel) when I try to DL coverart, i get a black screen with the error message "Exception DSI Error" and the Wii freezes...What did I do wrong...I canīt change the Custom Path either in Usb loader gx. Help.....plzzz

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    Movies viewable to 360

    Hello,

    I followed the guide and it works perfectly for my Wii. However, on my 2nd partition (it is a 1TB MyBook), I put movies etc. I was hoping to be able to view these on my 360 (some are in h264 format which the Wii doesn't handle) but the 360 doesn't seem to see the drive and/or the partition.

    Is this possible or is it a limitation of the 360?

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    Quick question. I have always created only 1 partition on my HD's with WBFS manager. And they have always worked flawlessly. I was wondering what the reasons for creating the NTFS partitions were.

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    NTFS is readable by WBFS Manager while FAT wasn't for some reason.

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    Sorry but why doesnt someone just do this.


    1st partition - FAT32 (active, Primary)
    2nd partition - WBFS

    I have read this post several times and find it confusing, especially since my native language isnt english.

    Can someone just clearly state like above what they should be please.

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    I never state to have FAT32 as the 1st parition and primary and active and WBFS as the second parition.

    If you actually followed the guide 7 times as you said you'd see that you'd end up with a WBFS parition set to primary and active and a secondary FAT32 partition which is set as active.
    Last edited by Favs; 01-03-2010 at 01:06 AM.

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    listen... forget the hdd as having a fat partition just use the sd card to get you homebrew the wads et etc. format your hdd as ntsc or no format but have the partition made. using wbfs do a format, then u can load your games from the right side of wbfs man in browse. while im sure its nice to have the hdd all done with fat32 u could have 300 games installed by now. I am running multiple wbfs partitions flawlessly witha sd card in 2 differant systems a 3.4u and a 4.2 . Each partition will ONLY LOAD 500 games, so i split my library up A-L with 330 games and M -Z with 240 games. Usb loader gx, configurator and uloader all utilize multipe partitions. good luck

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