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    Krank he is on a mac lol
    Okay so I should have said Computer instead of PC...It can be done on a mac too.
    Damn I suck!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krank View Post
    Okay so I should have said Computer instead of PC...It can be done on a mac too.
    I think there is a bit of an issue with macs and getting the hdd to be recognised by wbfs manager for osx.
    Shadows guide to formatting a hdd with a mac also states this...

    RaidRunner did this guide http://www.wiihacks.com/submit-artic...-loadergx.html


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    I figured out the problem! The drive had an EFI System Partition, that I was unaware of because it wasn't visible from the Mac's Disk Utility. I had to ask for a friend's PC and use command prompt to remove that partition. Once that partition was removed, I was able to format the drive to WBFS using the WBFS Manager on the PC. Everything works perfectly now.

    Thank you all for your help! I can finally use my drive !!

    In case this happens to anybody else, this is what I did on Command Prompt:

    "From a command prompt type DISKPART to enter the utility. Now you need to list all the disks in your computer, so enter list disk at the prompt:

    DISKPART> list disk

    Now you'll see a list of all the disks on your system. Choose the correct disk (cause if you don't...not good) IE:

    DISKPART> select disk 1

    ...selects Disk 1 from your computer; now that it's been selected, you can delete the partition by using the clean command:

    DISKPART> clean

    Once it's finished, you can format the disk through the normal disk management interface."

    Thank you once again!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mane19 View Post
    I figured out the problem! The drive had an EFI System Partition, that I was unaware of because it wasn't visible from the Mac's Disk Utility. I had to ask for a friend's PC and use command prompt to remove that partition. Once that partition was removed, I was able to format the drive to WBFS using the WBFS Manager on the PC. Everything works perfectly now.

    Thank you all for your help! I can finally use my drive !!

    In case this happens to anybody else, this is what I did on Command Prompt:

    "From a command prompt type DISKPART to enter the utility. Now you need to list all the disks in your computer, so enter list disk at the prompt:

    DISKPART> list disk

    Now you'll see a list of all the disks on your system. Choose the correct disk (cause if you don't...not good) IE:

    DISKPART> select disk 1

    ...selects Disk 1 from your computer; now that it's been selected, you can delete the partition by using the clean command:

    DISKPART> clean

    Once it's finished, you can format the disk through the normal disk management interface."

    Thank you once again!!
    But now the problem of the mac isnt resolved lol
    Its ok if you have a friend that is willing to lend you or use ther pc.
    Did you have a look at the link I provided you?


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