Emunand throws a fit any time I try to migrate it

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  1. archnachoofthepi
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    This has happened any time I've ever bought a new memory card, and almost a year later I still don't have it sorted. I have a 128 Gb with my emunand house my legit purchases and the like. Any time I ever try to go to a different card though, I have this weird glitch.

    It won't let any cia installer launch.

    I've tried three different 128 Gb cards from Best buy and most recently a 200gb from Amazon. Same story, everything save any cia installer from big blue to fbi is fine.

    I've tried with emunand tool, and I've tried the method of cloning my micro SD and then using Easeus to extend my partition. Same thing.

    I'm about to return my fifth card, but this is silly. Am I doing something wrong, or am I just insanely unlucky with SD cards?

    *edit* I should clarify that even if I were to make a fresh emunand on the target card, the same thing occurs.
     
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  2. Tomato Hentai

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    actually north korea. please send help
    Sounds like bad luck to me, especially if it happens with a fresh emuNAND and not just a transferred one.
     
  3. archnachoofthepi
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    That seems plausible; what I don't understand is why is it only Cia installers that don't work? Everything else runs just fine, it's only Cia installers that crash back to the home menu. Part of me wonders if there's some aspect of them that maps your card? Like if there's some manner of database file I need to delete or something to make it start fresh, y'know?
     
  4. ricosuave0922

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    How are you installing the CIA Installer? seems more likely something is wrong in the injection process or corrupt CIA installer to begin with rather than 5 bad sd cards.
     
  5. archnachoofthepi
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    I used USB Image Tool to make a 1:1 copy of my sd card, and restored it to my 200 gb with the same application. Then I used easeus to extend the partition to fill the remaining new space.

    Big Blue is still installed as a result of the 1:1 copy process, but whether I try to run the installed big blue cia or switch from reinand to gateway and try using the .3DS file, it crashes to the home menu every time. If I use the .3ds for fbi it does the same thing.

    If I switch back to my 128 Gb card, the installed cia as well as the .3DS file work fine, so I feel like it's something wrong with the emunand partition.

    If I use emunand tool to extract and then inject my nand from the original card to the target, I get the same results. The other weird kicker is that I can run the homebrew file from homebrew loader as long as I do it before I enter emunand, so I feel like the problem is somewhere in how the emunand partition is being made.
     
  6. ricosuave0922

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    i would try removing the tools, using Universal Inject Generator to create a new one and see if that works any better. if nothing else, just to try to narrow down where the problem may be.
     
  7. archnachoofthepi
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    I'm not familiar with that application, but I'll do some reading on it and give it a try during my lunch break. Thank you!
     
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    Your problem is related to the fact that bigbluemenu cia installer crash if you have more than 100 go of free space on your card.
    Create a folder at the root of the SD CARD and fill it with anything you want like movies etc to have less than 100 go of free space
    Install your games in cia and delete the movies step by step but keep under 100 go left
     
  10. archnachoofthepi
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    Whoa, really? I had no idea about that limitation! Yeah, I'll try just tossing on a few episodes of One Piece when I get home then :D
     
  11. ricosuave0922

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    wow thats really weird. glad someone knew what it was :)
     
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    Thank you will67, that fixed it! And thank you Tomato and ricosuave for trying to help me out too :D
     
  13. frosty5689

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    Or just use FBI
     
  14. archnachoofthepi
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    Unfortunately it had been doing the same thing with FBI :(