I want to first off thank Cile, mauifrog, Krank,Dogeggs, Stomp_442, narse1979and all the other wiihacks staff and contributors I may have forgotten. Your precise guides have helped me tremendously. I could have not accomplished this much without your help.
I have a 4.1u sf using guides here. I have the required ios files using Cile's guide. I have a 1.5 tb freeagent desk external drive (model #STAS1500500) and it is formatted all in fat32. I had wbfs, but after reading the positives of fat32, I decided to switch. So far, I am glad I have. I have run a syscheck and can include it if I need to. Hermes v4 and v5 cios installer was used to install ios 202,222,223,224. I also have ios 249 v20 installed. I am able to run games from cfgusb and wiiflow. I do not have darkcorp, so I do not think I need 249 v17. I also checked the drive compatibility list for my drive, but did not see it there. I would like to included there, if possible. I downloaded uloader 5.1e and put it onto my usb drive, but uloader did not pick it up. I also tried on sd card and uloader did not pick it up. I have not installed any channels for uloader, until I get it working from homebrew first. My end goal is to use uloader as my PRIMARY loader for usb games and wiiware as well. Oh yea, my games are in wbfs format on a FAT32 drive single partition. I also converted a couple of games to ciso, because I read that I should/need to have some games in that format for uloader fat32 compatibility (correct me if I am wrong). The ciso and iso wii games are in the "wbfs" folder of my usb drive.
My challenge is that when I start uloader 5.1e from homebrew 1.0.8 ios58 v24.32, I get the "no wbfs partition found" and uloader abruptly exits out of application. My drive is plugged into usb port closest to edge. If I start uloader with no hard drive, then I get "error: usb device disconnected (try unplug/plug)", which is understandable, since it is unplugged, I guess, but I also get the "press <2> for dvd mode" option. I could not really see any settings there to change to see my hard drive. I have been reading for past 3 days and trying my best to figure this out, but to no avail. I have modded a few of my friends and family wiis, but those were on wbfs formatted or no drives at all and not with ulaoder at all. I know I am real close to getting uloader going. I see most all the "wii gurus" recommend it. I should heed these recommendations.
Thanks for reading my long winded explanation. If I forgot any details or if you have any suggestions, then I will try them out and report back. I really would like to put my drive on that computability list, so others can benefit from it as well.
edit: here is my syscheck. Do I have all I need to run uloader on fat32 single partition and wiiware games in uloader? Anything missing? Thanks
sysCheck v2.0 by Double_A
...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).
System Menu 4.1 (v449)
Found 86 titles.
Found 37 IOS on this console. 5 of them are stub.
IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS9 (rev 1034): No Patches
IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
IOS11 (rev 256): Stub
IOS12 (rev 526): No Patches
IOS13 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS14 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS15 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS17 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS20 (rev 256): Stub
IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
IOS30 (rev 2816): Stub
IOS31 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS33 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS34 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS35 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS36 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
IOS37 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS38 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS50 (rev 4889): No Patches
IOS53 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS55 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS56 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS57 (rev 5919): No Patches
IOS58 (rev 6176): No Patches
IOS60 (rev 6174): Trucha Bug
IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS202 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS222 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS223 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS224 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS236 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
IOS249 (rev 20): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS250 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
Report generated on 1958/04/13.
I also verified that my ios files are updated via the narse1979 guide at http://www.wiihacks.com/other-faq-gu...nels-wads.html
I also have problems with my kid playing toy story 3 (black screen and does not start) and us playing smackdown vs raw 2010 (freezes at the "attention" autosaving message at startup. Weird thing is that they work on my brother's wii that I softmodded, but his wii is a formatted in wbfs.