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    loading apps from USB

    I wanna load apps from the HDD instead of SD, is there a way?

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    You have to have a fat32 section on your hdd
    You also have to direct your usb loader to the hdd by changing the path in the usb settings


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    But i'm not talking about USB Loaders...I'm talking about using it to load HomeBrew channel apps...

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    This is from gen3sf guide

    Formatting the FAT32 Partition of the Wii HDD

    1. To format a FAT32 partition on the Wii HDD, return to the the PC Disk Manager and again either select the size of partition for the FAT32 format or select all the remaining space. The process is the same as directed under the Partitioning the HDD section. Right click the Wii HDD and again select New. Assign a letter to the new partition. This time, select Format when creating the new partition. Format as FAT32. If choosing a cluster size, choose 32KB to be consistent with the size of the Wii disc sector.


    2. In the event of an error such as "The volume is too big for FAT32" there are several options to try to successfully format the selected partition as FAT32:

    2A. DOS Command - use the DOS command: in WinXP Go to Start, then RUN, then type CMD. In Win7 Go to Start, use the search window and enter cmd, select it when found.



    At the prompt, type format /FS:FAT32 X: ; substitute the letter of your designated Wii Drive FAT32 partition for the letter X.



    2B. The DOS command will not work for HDDs 1TB and larger. Try one of these FAT32 formatting tools from either Ridgecrop Consultants HERE or the Tokiwa FAT32 formatter HERE.

    2C. Or try Easeus Partition Manager. This is also a good hard drive utility for creation of multiple partitions (FAT32 and NTFS) or if the FAT32/NTFS partitions require resizing after creation. Download from HERE.

    3. To use the Wii HDD FAT32 instead of the SD card, the files and folder structures must match that of the SD card.

    Example: HDD:\Apps\Wad Manager\boot.dol
    HDD:\Wad\something.wad

    The Homebrew Channel will first look at the SD card slot, if no SD card is resident, then HBC will look at the FAT32-formatted HDD partition. Remember that many, but not all, homebrew applications will run from the HDD.
    Also this guide http://www.wiihacks.com/other-faq-gu...g-playing.html


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    I think you press the 1 button or maybe the 2 button while Homebrew channel is loaded. Then a new menu will appear to direct it to load from a hdd. You need to have an apps folder in the root of the fat32 partition just like how the sd card is set-up
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    Thank you, but I already have it formatted to FAT32...hell, I also got an NTFS and WBFS partitions in there.

    seems you were right...the forwarder channels will still look for the SD card though...right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GW100609 View Post
    Thank you, but I already have it formatted to FAT32...hell, I also got an NTFS and WBFS partitions in there.

    seems you were right...the forwarder channels will still look for the SD card though...right?
    Well to be honest all the information I have given you has pretty much given you your answer. If you read then maybe you will find the answers you are looking for.

    You asked is there anyway to run apps from hdd and the answer was yes.

    It says in the txt I pasted that it looks for the sd card and if it cant find a sd card HB will look for a usb hdd.

    Loading apps from a hdd takes longer than straight off a sd card and when a sd card costs 5-10 quid is there really much to quibble about.


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