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    SD Card After Modding - Use USB HDD Instead? As Card isn't available

    Hey there again guys, Just softmodded my sons wii, Must be the 25th ive done. But u have always left the SD Card in at all times afterwards with a cleanup of the 'crap' thats left after a softmod.
    What im wondering is, i dont want to leave an SD Card in there, My Son is young. And Understands how to operate the Wii, And use a Game loader. But i have a feeling he will remove the Card and Lose it.

    *before anyone says anything, The HDD is mounted to the Wii and Cable is through the casing* Can i move the SD Contents to the USB drive instead? Any disadvantages of me not having the SD Card in?

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    Rather than move stuff, I suggest you copy it so you can go back easily if you have any problems.

    Then turn on the Wii with only the USB drive attached.

    You will most likely have to make adjustments in the game loaders to set them up for USB; hopefully you won't need to edit configuration files manually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WEC777 View Post
    Rather than move stuff, I suggest you copy it so you can go back easily if you have any problems.

    Then turn on the Wii with only the USB drive attached.

    You will most likely have to make adjustments in the game loaders to set them up for USB; hopefully you won't need to edit configuration files manually.

    No need to make adjustments, As they are coded to read from SD/USB in the configs.

    As i have Bootmii/Private on my SD Card, Shall i move them to my USB Drive? Not going to flame you but i would rather have some more 'experienced' poster advice.

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    Yes you can run HDD without SD, Hopefully you are using FAT32 format. You just copy the necessary files from root of SD to root of HDD. Keep the SD safe if it has nand backup on it.
    HD root basic setup.
    apps/USBLoader
    usb_loader/codes/covers/languages/resources/themes/etc:
    wbfs/Your game file are in here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandpa1959 View Post
    Yes you can run HDD without SD, Hopefully you are using FAT32 format. You just copy the necessary files from root of SD to root of HDD. Keep the SD safe if it has nand backup on it.
    HD root basic setup.
    apps/USBLoader
    usb_loader/codes/covers/languages/resources/themes/etc:
    wbfs/Your game file are in here.
    Thanks for the advice. I have all the families NAND backups, Saved to this HDD in there own folders of Serial Number incase of any 'accidents' are had in the household.

    Yeah ive done a dual partition same as what i have downstairs. Tbh i should of just thought it through. But i had a fear that my priiloader and Bootmii settings were saved via SD. Turns out there not. Now i have 100gb Fat32 Format for Apps etc. And 900GB NTFS Partition for games. Just going to take abit of time to get all of our shared games across to this wii.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TehHazeno View Post
    Thanks for the advice. I have all the families NAND backups, Saved to this HDD in there own folders of Serial Number incase of any 'accidents' are had in the household.

    Yeah ive done a dual partition same as what i have downstairs. Tbh i should of just thought it through. But i had a fear that my priiloader and Bootmii settings were saved via SD. Turns out there not. Now i have 100gb Fat32 Format for Apps etc. And 900GB NTFS Partition for games. Just going to take abit of time to get all of our shared games across to this wii.
    Hi Again, Just read your answer, search if you like but i'm sure you may need an SD card if you want to run homebrew apps with NTFS, sure I read it on Wiihacks. Be careful how you word your posts as 900gb of games equates to a lot of GAMES/CASH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandpa1959 View Post
    Hi Again, Just read your answer, search if you like but i'm sure you may need an SD card if you want to run homebrew apps with NTFS, sure I read it on Wiihacks. Be careful how you word your posts as 900gb of games equates to a lot of GAMES/CASH.


    I can see how that sort of partition space can seem a little Ott, we have around 70 games in total in the house, and this is taking up around 200gb. I know its a lot more space than needed. But since I only own around 100 games im emulating as there classsics from my retro setup. I felt 100gb fat32 would be more than adequate.

    And seems everything isbrunming fine grandpa atm. I'll post back with any feedback on if there any failures. Thanks for the quick replies.



    Quick note, each Wii in the house has a 1tb drive. As they were on sale in pcworld a while back. Easy Xmas pressies :-P



    Edited due to auto acorrrect failure
    Last edited by TehHazeno; 02-22-2012 at 05:08 PM.

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