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    Choose Free Space. Then once its done, plug your USB Device into your Wii or Windows PC. If you're using the Windows PC, format with WBFS Manager. If you're using the Wii, load a USB Loader and it will format it. Then after its formatted, WBFS for mac should recognize it.

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    I would try free space (= no format I guess) because as mentioned before, the partition must not be formatted by the MAC OS or Ms disk utility.
    Only the WBFS manager should do the formatting.

    You don't have acces to a Windows system do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denus01 View Post
    I would try free space (= no format I guess) because as mentioned before, the partition must not be formatted by the MAC OS or Ms disk utility.
    Only the WBFS manager should do the formatting.

    You don't have acces to a Windows system do you?
    Yeah I guess I click free space then, & no I don't have access to a windows anymore however my friend that i'm doing this for has one & his wii is no longer under warranty, so we can softmod it all we like.

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    I had a go at this, hoping the usb loader would be able to format it given WBFS for MacOS X can't recognise the free space on the drive.

    No luck though, when partitioned to say NTFS and some portion of free space, the usbloader on the Wii could only recognise the NTFS portion to format, but then the format failed for some reason.

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    i never use WBFS for mac--i just install games from disk using USB Loader GX; however, this information may help you out... as i also exclusively work with mac sick of wasting my time with the PC world...anyhoo, here are directions using mac OSX leopard:

    1) plug the external drive into your mac
    2) open disk utility
    3) right click (or control+click) the drive listed in disk utility, and then click "Partition" from the popup menu. this will ERASE all content on the drive...so make sure you have any important stuff backed up on a separate disk.
    4) at the next 'screen', select "1 partition" from the dropdown box under Volume Scheme.
    5) Under Volume Information, give the disk whatever name you want... and select "MS-DOS (FAT)" from the Format dropdown box.
    6) At the bottom left, click the "Options..." button and make sure the last option "Master Boot Record" is selected. press OK or whichever to confirm that option.
    7) on the bottom-right area, click the "Apply" button.

    now you'll have a partition that USB Loader GX can actually read! (if you use any other options, then USB Loader GX will think that no partitions are available). If you want, you can now use USB Loader GX to format the partition as WBFS. My USB Loader GX crashed when i tried formatting to WBFS...so i just said the hell with it

    good luck! i hope this helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedArrow View Post
    Hi everyone, I have found that If I use Priiloader in conjunction with USB Loader GX, games can be autobooted in case of a brick. So I immediately went & downloaded WBFS for Mac OSX, & the window pops up & says, to begin, please insert your WBFS USB Formatted Drive into an available USB Port. I've plugged in my 4GB Thumb Drive I use for school work & such, it loads but nothing happens. I haven't formatted my USB Thumb Drive because I don't know how to on a mac osx. The same options aren't available like in the Windows version. There was a thread on this website however the guy who replied just said that we didn't need a tutorial/guide. But I do.

    How can I format my USB Thumb Drive on a mac so I can put LEGO Indiana Jones on it via WBFS for Mac?

    RedArrow

    Hi Arrow, I wrote THIS guide to solve a different issue but it WILL solve your problem at all. It is written for OS-X and does not require a pc.
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    When you choose Fat 32 or empty space. you must also click options and choose master boot record. Check out the guide i linked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aerozeplyn View Post
    i never use WBFS for mac--i just install games from disk using USB Loader GX; however, this information may help you out... as i also exclusively work with mac sick of wasting my time with the PC world...anyhoo, here are directions using mac OSX leopard:

    1) plug the external drive into your mac
    2) open disk utility
    3) right click (or control+click) the drive listed in disk utility, and then click "Partition" from the popup menu. this will ERASE all content on the drive...so make sure you have any important stuff backed up on a separate disk.
    4) at the next 'screen', select "1 partition" from the dropdown box under Volume Scheme.
    5) Under Volume Information, give the disk whatever name you want... and select "MS-DOS (FAT)" from the Format dropdown box.
    6) At the bottom left, click the "Options..." button and make sure the last option "Master Boot Record" is selected. press OK or whichever to confirm that option.
    7) on the bottom-right area, click the "Apply" button.

    now you'll have a partition that USB Loader GX can actually read! (if you use any other options, then USB Loader GX will think that no partitions are available). If you want, you can now use USB Loader GX to format the partition as WBFS. My USB Loader GX crashed when i tried formatting to WBFS...so i just said the hell with it

    good luck! i hope this helps!


    I did what you suggested above… still no help… can you please let me know where I can upload a USB Loader GX (mac version) that you currently use

    Thanks

    John

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