Hard drive not recognized in homebrew channel & wiimc

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  1. emzemz
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    i have a new verbatim, store n go 500gb usb3 portable drive that refuses to be detected by the home-brew channel and the Wii-Mc channel
    it runs perfect with config loader and i have the all the files loaded into the apps folder on the usb drive and they load without any problems
    but when i go into the home-brew channel its blank ,nothing shows unless i put a memory card in then the memory card programs load no problem
    same goes with Wii-MC only works when have a memory card in but then it doesn't see the usb drive.
    i have formatted the drive to fat32 with Swiss knife and easeus partition master set active on and off ,deleted the partition created partitions tried everything that
    i know
    also tried the drive in another Wii and it had the same problems
    tried a known working drive in the Wii and it works with out any probs
    and tried the usb-test

    any help would be greatly appreciated
     
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    Member JoostinOnline Certified Crash Test Dummy

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    It could be that it is USB3.0, but run a syscheck using the guide in my signature so I know what is installed on your Wii.
     
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    Just so you know, it's not a good idea to make FAT32 partitions larger than 32GB, as file reads and writes become HIGHLY inefficient.

    Try formatting the drive as:

    Partition 1: NTFS
    Size: 468GB (or bigger if you want less FAT32)

    Partition 2: FAT32
    Size: 32GB (or smaller if you want more NTFS)

    Then put a sample app on the FAT32 partition like so:

    SD:\apps\blahblah\boot.dol
    Or, if you're going old-school or Gecko OS:
    SD:\apps\blahblah\boot.elf

    And see if the HBC recognizes that.
     
  4. emzemz
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    sysCheck v2.0.1 by Double_A
    ...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).

    Region: PAL
    System Menu 4.3E (v514)
    Hollywood v0x11
    Console ID: 122967541
    Boot2 v4

    Found 88 titles.
    Found 43 IOS on this console. 3 of them are stub.

    IOS3 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS9 (rev 520): No Patches
    IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
    IOS11 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug NAND Access
    IOS12 (rev 11): No Patches
    IOS13 (rev 15): No Patches
    IOS14 (rev 262): No Patches
    IOS15 (rev 265): No Patches
    IOS17 (rev 517): No Patches
    IOS20 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug NAND Access
    IOS21 (rev 522): No Patches
    IOS22 (rev 777): No Patches
    IOS28 (rev 1292): No Patches
    IOS30 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug NAND Access
    IOS31 (rev 3088): No Patches
    IOS33 (rev 2832): No Patches
    IOS34 (rev 3087): No Patches
    IOS35 (rev 3088): No Patches
    IOS36 (rev 3090): No Patches
    IOS37 (rev 3609): No Patches
    IOS38 (rev 3609): No Patches
    IOS40 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug NAND Access
    IOS50 (rev 14889): Trucha Bug NAND Access
    IOS51 (rev 4633): No Patches
    IOS52 (rev 15661): Trucha Bug NAND Access
    IOS53 (rev 4113): No Patches
    IOS55 (rev 4633): No Patches
    IOS58 (rev 6176): No Patches
    IOS60 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug NAND Access
    IOS70 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug NAND Access
    IOS80 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug NAND Access
    IOS202 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS222 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug ES Identify NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS223 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS224 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS236 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug ES Identify NAND Access
    IOS246 (rev 21006): Trucha Bug NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS247 (rev 21006): Trucha Bug ES Identify NAND Access
    IOS248 (rev 21006): Trucha Bug NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS249 (rev 21006): Trucha Bug NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS250 (rev 21006): Trucha Bug NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
    BC v5
    MIOS v9

    Report generated on 2011/11/20.
     
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    tried that .....no good
     
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    Funny, my 500GB USB 3.0 (yes, 3.0) HDD is formatted as FAT32...no issues at all with read/writing files. Wii backups run perfectly, emulators and ROM, music, etc. run fine*. If anything, an NTFS partitioned HDD is almost as unfavorable for homebrew as WBFS. Unless someone can convince me to think otherwise.



    (*Except Snes9xGx, it seems to hate Western Digital HDDs since it crashes randomly every time I use it)
     
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    I'm sure that isn't true. It hasn't had any affect on any of my HDDs' speed when I have switched between FAT32 and NTFS.
    @emzemz: You didn't follow my guide. You used the wrong version of SysCheck and you didn't use spoiler tags. I need to know the base of 202.
     
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    Here is my SysCheck:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    Can the drive perhaps be incompatible with ios58?
    Try running someting that works (eg cfg or a game) on ios 248 which in your setup is based on 58.
     
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    WiiMC can load music from hard drives? Huh! Assuming one can run that program without encountering those infamous random DSI exception errors, I'm sure it can play music just fine. Maybe I'm just having bad luck using HDDs with Snes9xGx and WiiMC. But getting back to formatting, the very notion that homebrew and FAT32 don't mix is pure BS.
     
  11. emzemz
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    update
    Wiimc sees it now after update
    but it cant load it from the fowarder (directing to hard drive no memory card inserted)
    however it loads from a memory card and it sees the hard drive with no problems.

    might just stick with this set up
    ios (248)......
    ios reloaded: blocked
    error:setting up fragments -2 4
    id mismatch [SD2P41]
    error: SetWBFS: -3

    although game runs fine with 249

    thanks for help
     
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    Member Lacius GBAtemp Psycho!

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    This is utter BS.

    Delete the no_ios_reload line from your meta.xml. That should stop the crashes in Snes9xGx.
     
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    Use ModMii to download 202[60]v5.1 rodries mod, then install it was a wad manager. Try using MPlayer CE and see if it works.
     
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    Aah, if I only had a dollar every time I heard that. Already went through hell posting the issue on various forums about the the "no_ios reload" bit, so I gave up on running those two programs off the hard drive altogether. Heck, I went as far as talking to dborth about it, and he has the exact same make of hard drive (and model number) as I do, so yeah. I just happened to be the lucky schmuck that can't get them to run. Runs fine off an SDHC card, so yeah, there's something seriously jacked up about it. I would create another thread about it, but it would only spell disaster for me.

    Re-installing the hacks, cIOS files, etc using ModMii = Nope
    Reformatting the HDD to FAT32 = nope
    Re-installing Snes9xGx, including its subfolders = nope
    Switching to the proper cIOSes = nope
    Deleting the no_ios_reload string in the xml = nope
    Installing Snes9xGx on an 8GB SDHC = only method that doesn't result in random lockups

    Anyways, getting back on track....

    But I digress, telling people about this error won't help me get this resolved any faster.
     
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    OP: You could try running HBC on a different IOS
    Im unsure how to do it but I would try to:
    get a way to install HBC that does not use HBC (eg some hack)
    delete ios58
    reinstall HBC
    reinstall ios58
     
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    Yea I use a big fat32 partition aswell....
     
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    Yeah, that would get it running on IOS61 (or another IOS if 61 wasn't installed), but before the OP tries something like that I want to see if he can run it on 202, as it has better compatibility and speed in my experience.
     

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