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    ***UPDATE***
    Figured it out. I was using what I thought was the newest version of CFG USB Loader. Updated it to the "stable" non alpha version and ...viola... ripped it into a beautiful and tiny .wbfs file on my NTFS partition.

    Lesson of the day: Dont be a dumb blond like me and remember to update all your software .

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    Gentleman. I am getting an error when trying to dump a retail to my NTFS partion on my external USB drive.
    I am using the newest release of CFG USB Loader.
    I have updated all my cIOSs.
    I have a softmodded Wii with 4.2U.

    The drive was previously formatted as WBFS and ripping them was no problem. When I heard there was NTFS support, I copied these games to my comp with backup manager, formatted to NTFS and copied them back to the drive. All of the games played perfectly using cios 249 or cois 250.

    Today I was attempting to rip Twilight Princess with CFG and I am getting this error after showing me how much space I have left on the drive (51.1GB):
    ERROR: NTFS write disabled!
    (set ntfs_write=1)

    Simple fix I thought. I went into root/usb-loader and edited config.exe changing ntfs_write = (from 0 to 1).

    Same error.

    So i used the CfgLoaderConfigurator and made the changes in the Global Settings 2. Also changing the fat_split_size = (from 1 to 0) because I believe I saw it as a recommend fix in another thread after a search.

    Still no dice.

    I am probably missing something obvious as I epitomize the dumb blond at times so any help (or flames) are greatly appreciated.

    Thanks again guys for a great site!!!!!

    matt

    EDIT PS
    It does allow me to dump the BCA writing it to sd:/usb-loader/RZDE01.bca.
    Not sure what this is. I will be looking this up now.

    EDIT PSS
    Found BCA (http://www.wiihacks.com/software-bac...t-curious.html)
    For NSMB it seems. And doesnt help my cause in the least .
    Last edited by mattnlinny; 12-28-2010 at 07:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cile View Post
    i am following and tryign to answer as best as i can ....try this forwarder http://forwarder.fo.funpic.de/USBLoa...IOS58%20v7.wad

    it will overwrite the one you have...same iD UXCF

    if you want to configure cfg to look feel better Configurable Options - GAF's Wii Homebrew Tutorial
    I tried the WAD, no luck. I don't know if it makes a difference, but all apps on the USB HDD do not show up in the HBC when the SD is not present either. It's not just the forwarder, it's the entire system, apparently.

    A post I read last week - somewhere on this site - claimed a fix of the MBR on the HDD worked for him. Alas, there is no FDISK in XP (I miss DOS, really, I do) and it appears the only way to fix an MBR under XP is to use the command console. The conundrum there is the HDD isn't recognized under the console (but my old ACOM is, go figure...newer isn't necessarily better).

    So, I'll pursue that, unless anyone can figure out why the entire Wii system won't recognize the HDD from any channel or the HBC. The 1 TB Seagate Expansion was listed as an OK drive in the compat list (and was seriously on sale at the time). Perhaps it's not after all.

    If the MBR reset works, I'll post back.

    Much obliged.

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    No go on the MBR fix. Here is a copy of my syscheck. Does it look current and/or up to date?

    Spoiler

    Last edited by Brian; 03-29-2011 at 03:44 PM. Reason: Updating syscheck data

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    Okay, I'm going to guess at this point no one has a clue why this is happening. I've tried every hack in the book using the config.txt and the meta.xml to point the loader to the USB HDD and nothing works. In fact, when attempting to do so, the CFG loader takes *forever* to load, and when it does, all the covers are gone (even tho they are on the hard drive and the config.txt is pointing to them). Attempting to download the covers results in a nasty crash complete with code dump. I have to say that either my Wii is hosed in that is doesn't want to detect my HDD (BUT, ISOs on the USB are readable after the software loads off the SD card, which seems stupid to me. It would be nice and neat to have everything on the HDD instead of always having to keep the SD card plugged in), or the HDD is not as compatible as this site led me to believe (Seagate Expansion 1TB...it might be fair to say yeah, you can load games on and off of it, but you won't be able to run ANY software off it.) If I get the time or inclination, I'll hook up my other USB HDD and see if it's recognized, which will then once and for all put the blame on HDD.

    Thanks anyway guys.
    Last edited by OneConundrum; 12-31-2010 at 07:47 PM. Reason: Spelling errors, resulting in a naughty word. <g>

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    Update:

    Interest turn of events gents (and ladies, should there be any). Just to see if my theory of incompatible hard drive was correct, I tried another software package for USB loading, specifically WiiFlow (since it has the most comparable options and features as USBCFG, sans the advanced theme editing (but I can always author my own software for that, should I ever get the time)). Lo and behold, it works perfectly. The channel launched the software off the HDD, games loaded and they all worked, even the troubled ones (COD:BO).

    So, I am left to conclude the fault lies with the CFG software. Not to impugn it by any means, as it is a *fine* piece of software. I would have preferred to use it over the others. If I wanted to file a bug report with the author, where would I do so? A search here did not turn up where I could do so..or if that info is here, I missed it completely.

    Happy new years folks. :-)

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    Okay I have everything figured out now. I have converted a few iso files into the wii hdd format and copied them over to my Wiii HDD using game manager. However, whenever I go to open wiiflow the games I got from my computer are not on my hard drive.

    Do I have to do something to add them somehow?

    Thanks.

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    are you sure you have one of the following

    USB:\wbfs\GAMEID.wbfs/.iso (Hard to know which game is which..messy)
    USB:\wbfs\Title [GAMEID].wbfs/.iso
    USB:\wbfs\Title [GAMEID]\GAMEID.wbfs/.iso (Best/Clean Way, no Clutter)
    USB:\wbfs\GAMEID_Title\GAMEID.wbfs/.iso

    Did you use the wiiflow pack from this guide....

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    Can you use a HDD set to NTFS without having format it and being able to load Wii ISO backups from the drive using USB LoaderGX V2?
    Last edited by Psyken; 01-16-2011 at 09:26 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psyken View Post
    Can you use a HDD set to NTFS without having format it and being able to load Wii ISO backups from the drive using USB LoaderGX V2?
    Don't know on GX 2.0 ISO backups, but GX 2.0 will read NTFS according to the changelog, try it and see and report back your findings!


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    Id stay away from gx and go for wiiflow or cfg


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