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    Running my Wii from an external HDD

    I have softmodded my son's Wii version 4.3u, and am using an external hard drive for the games. Please bear with me as I'm not sure how to explain. I have changed the boot pattern of his Wii from the SD card to the ext. hdd, so now I don't have to have the SD card in the Wii for it to work. My problem is...I have just softmodded my grandson'ts wii 4.3u. I can't remember for the life of me how I set up the Wii to run off of the USB hdd....I can only get his to run from the SD card. Any help is appreciated...couldn't find a post for this.

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    prriloader has an option you can change and the loaders also have options in their global options to change where it boots games from

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    thanks for trying....the ability to boot from USb device is not in my priiloader

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    try the loader you are booting the games up with..

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    not sure we are both on the same page. I have no problems booting into my ext. hdd from the wii menu with the usbloader gx channel or the homebrew channel IF the SD card is in the Wii. I can play all of the games on the wbsf partition of the drive. If I take the SD card out (and I have copied all of those files to the fat32 partition of my ext hdd), and click on the hombrew or usbloader gx channel on the wii menu...it goes nowhere...takes me back to the Wii menu. The wii that I softmodded for my son...I don't need the sd card...so...I must have done something to direct those channels directly to the hdd, instead of the SD card... maybe I'm just being thick....lol

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    here's another thought...I am looking at the "custom paths" in the usbloader gx channel. There is a DOL path...it is set to sd:/ actually all of the paths are set to the sd card. I'm wondering if I should change that dol path to usb1:/ ? what do you think?

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    Why not set up the loader as a chanel on the wii?? or do you not have enough space?

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    it is a channel on the menu...but when I take out the sd card, and I click on that icon....it just goes back to the channel menu. I just can't figure out how to tell the loader channel icon to point to the usb drive, instead of the sd card. (the drive has alot more space than the sd card)

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