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    still can't run usb loader gx without SD card

    followed these steps from lcforever

    Copy the contents of the SD Card to your FAT32 drive using your PC, back to the Wii and edit your USB Loader options to only use USB drive, if you use the Wiimote up/down and A/B buttons, you can autoselect the USB paths, that's it, no more need for SD Card.
    so i did all that, and went into usb loader gx's options into "custom paths" and redirected everything into my usb/correct directories.

    the part i bolded was the part i got stuck on, dont get the autoselect stuff but i did change the custom paths (using point and click)

    all i get is the empty usb loader gx screen telling me no wbfs is found. once i stick in the sd card, everythings dandy though. i also the homebrew channel apps are missing, not sure if that can be run off the usb only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drcrappants View Post
    followed these steps from lcforever

    so i did all that, and went into usb loader gx's options into "custom paths" and redirected everything into my usb/correct directories.

    the part i bolded was the part i got stuck on, dont get the autoselect stuff but i did change the custom paths (using point and click)

    all i get is the empty usb loader gx screen telling me no wbfs is found. once i stick in the sd card, everythings dandy though. i also the homebrew channel apps are missing, not sure if that can be run off the usb only.
    Then you're missing something, maybe the correct path on the USB drive that is on your SD Card.

    Copy your SD Card contents to your USB HDD using your PC and see if that works.

    Which will also solve your HBC apps running off the USB drive, and yes, you should be able to run everything HBC wise off your USB HDD device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lfc4ever View Post
    Then you're missing something, maybe the correct path on the USB drive that is on your SD Card.

    Copy your SD Card contents to your USB HDD using your PC and see if that works.

    Which will also solve your HBC apps running off the USB drive, and yes, you should be able to run everything HBC wise off your USB HDD device.


    Do you not need to partition your drive into 2 (fat32 and wbfs) partitions? to do this or can it be only done on a Fat32 single partition?
    ie copy your sd card onto the fat32 partition and the games onto the wbfs or put isos and sd card contents onto fat32 single partition?
    Thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahrp976 View Post
    Do you not need to partition your drive into 2 (fat32 and wbfs) partitions? to do this
    No

    Quote Originally Posted by ahrp976 View Post
    or can it be only done on a Fat32 single partition?
    Yes

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    ie copy your sd card onto the fat32 partition and the games onto the wbfs or put isos and sd card contents onto fat32 single partition?Thx
    No reason for WBFS whatsoever

    It just complicates things.

    And certainly no reason to put ISOs on any USB HDD drive (unless you meant games?), burn to a DVDR and put away, or best to leave on some spare part of your PC HDD if you can manage it.

    I think lots of people are getting really confused in how WBFS scrubs games to a hard disk and thinking FAT32 can't do that, well it can, it scrubs them exactly to the same size as WBFS does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahrp976 View Post
    Do you not need to partition your drive into 2 (fat32 and wbfs) partitions? to do this or can it be only done on a Fat32 single partition?
    ie copy your sd card onto the fat32 partition and the games onto the wbfs or put isos and sd card contents onto fat32 single partition?
    Thx
    Thats the way I have mine setup. Works Great.

    With the 2 partitions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfc4ever View Post
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    No reason for WBFS whatsoever

    It just complicates things.

    And certainly no reason to put ISOs on any USB HDD drive (unless you meant games?), burn to a DVDR and put away, or best to leave on some spare part of your PC HDD if you can manage it.

    I think lots of people are getting really confused in how WBFS scrubs games to a hard disk and thinking FAT32 can't do that, well it can, it scrubs them exactly to the same size as WBFS does.
    I meant games...
    I got most of my games from another individual who cloned his drive to mine. Hence the WBFS format.
    the rest were backed up thru a usb loader.
    Had I known that Fat32 could be used thats the way it would be, as then I should be able to dump other files here too.
    Any idea how I can now get 129 games out of this drive and back onto it after its formatted to Fat32? (burn to disc and re-backup?) lol
    I have wbfs manager which formatted the drive to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahrp976 View Post
    I meant games...
    I got most of my games from another individual who cloned his drive to mine. Hence the WBFS format.
    the rest were backed up thru a usb loader.
    Had I known that Fat32 could be used thats the way it would be, as then I should be able to dump other files here too.
    Any idea how I can now get 129 games out of this drive and back onto it after its formatted to Fat32? (burn to disc and re-backup?) lol
    I have wbfs manager which formatted the drive to begin with.
    Even copying drives is easier in FAT32, believe it or not.

    However, what you need to do is think about how you can achieve it if you wish to, but you will need time & patience, and PC Disk space to store the games on temporary (129 x 4.38 = 732Gb?)

    WBFS Game Manager to convert WBFS games to ISOs overnight

    Reformat the USB HDD to FAT32

    Wii Game Manager to scrub games back to your USB HDD

    Remove ISOs

    It may be something to do in the future perhaps?

    ofc you can do them in stages and burn to DVDR as you suggested, in batches of 5 or 10, over a couple of weeks.

    It may be too much hassle in the ned, but the choice is there is you wish to, at least for now it is all working so it's not drastically important is it?
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    So just to clarify, how should the folders look on a FAT32 external HDD with the usb loader on the drive as well as the games?
    Thank you

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    @lfc4ever
    as u say its working fine atm another project for the future lol Thanks for clearing it up.

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    Just curious but is it possible to eliminate the need for an annoying SD card and to be able to do everything from USB?

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