Can't open WBFS formatted drive!

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Sep 10, 2011
  1. Sorlin
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    For some reason that despite running it via Disk Management, I cannot seem to open or explore my SD card. I formatted it to WBFS and put Xenoblade Chronicles on it but now I can't seem to put my folder which has all the roms, emulators, and data needed to boot the homebrew system. Is there a way to put my files onto my SD card and open it without having to format it over and over again? It seems like no matter what I do, I can't win. [​IMG]
     


  2. Ryoku83

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    you don't format your sd card to WBFS. It supposed to be Fat32. People used to format their USB HDDs to WBFS but even that has become obsolete because USB loaders use FAT32 or NTFS now.
     
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    windows does not understand wbfs only wbfs managers do

    you can not store normal files on wbfs only wii disc images

    if you insist on still using deprecated wbfs partitions
    you will have to use split the drive into two partitions
    one fat32 and one wbfs
     
  4. Sorlin
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    How do I get Wii ISOs to play on my Wii then? I really want to play Xenoblade Chronicles. Also, I don't see the options to split the drive into two partitions. I could really use some assistance here.
     
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    Format ur drive into 2 drives. One is FAT32 and the other is NTFS. FAT32 storage should just be around 50-100MB to store your loader files which you use to launch your game. Then allocate all the leftover space to the NTFS where you put all your games inside a wbfs folder. The reason for formatting it into 2 different drives is because the Wii only reads FAT32, but the loader however can read NTFS. Have fun gaming.

    EDIT: I see you have emulators etc.. You might want to give the FAT32 alot more space then. If you got lots of homebrews, then check out how much all your homebrew use and allocate the FAT32 twice the space of what you homebrew uses in case you want more homebrews/emulators/roms. Unused space on a harddrive is easy to transfer between each other so its not really needed. Just use the disk manager on windows. Really easy things to do.
     
  6. Sorlin
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    I'm going to need some help here.

    I see no options to create two drives on my SD card. I cannot create two partitions. Not sure if it's the card or what. How do I format my SD card into two drives when there are no options to create partitions in Disk Management on my computer?
     
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    Why are you even using WBFS on your SD card in the first place? WBFS is supposed to go on your USB hard drive, and even at that, WBFS is deprecated and FAT32/NTFS are the norm now.

    Regardless... you will probably need to delete your WBFS partition, make one partition out of all of the unallocated space FAT32 then make the rest WBFS. Then set the WBFS one as primary and active.

    Unless you can use the "Shrink Partition..." command in Disk Management, that is.
     
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    I already formatted the card to FAT32. I have practically no options to edit or create partitions in Disk Management.
     
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    afaik windows disc management does only allow to create one partition on sd cards
    you will have to use some 3rd party tool to do it
    google eg partition manager

    but as said you would be better off without a wbfs partition
     
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    Quit trying to use a WBFS partition, end of story.
     
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    I get it already. I just want to boot ISOs frommy SD card. That's it.
     
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    Format your SD card (1 partition) as FAT32 with 32KB clusters.

    Keep in mind that using an SD card is not recommended. Even if you don't count the space issue, it's going to be slower and it has lower compatibility.
     
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    Alright. How do I boot the ISO? Which app do I need?
     
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    a sd loader
    check the usb loaders for sd compat
     
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    Lots of them require to be formatted to WBFS. Any ones that don't need WBFS?
     
  16. Clarky

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    try config usb loader....not that i have used it with a sd card but the support is there
     
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    If USB Loader GX supports it I'd use that.

    Too bad Neogamma 9 doesn't support FAT32 or I'd recommend that. Seriously though, just pickup an 8GB flash drive for ~$15 at your local store. Make that WBFS and use Neogamma or keep it as FAT32 and use USB Loader GX, it'll make your life a lot easier.
     
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    GX sucks. I don't know why people use it. Configurable USB Loader is statistically the best, followed by Wii Flow.
     
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    I'll download both of them now so I can have my own opinion. I typically give people USB Loader GX because it's easy to use and it looks pretty.

    Edit: Just judging by this video I'd use Configurable USB Loader.
     
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    there was a time when gx was the best loader by far.

    a lot of people that started with it and don't really keep up with the scene will just stick with what they know.

    i've moved onto cfg for the wii itself, but that's just for the rare occasion when my UNEEK+DI + postloader2 + joyflow setup won't boot a game.

    which has happened to me once so far.
     

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