HDD not recognized by USB Loader,

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  1. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    I have an 1TB Fujitsu-Siemens HDD partitioned with 850GB and 150GB (approx.). I formated the 150GB partition with WBFS Manager without problem. I can add games with it to the WBFS partition. But when I hook the HDD to the Wii and launch USB Loader, it doesn't recognize the HDD. I used the same method for my 1,5TB Maxtor HDD and that worked.

    Any idea?
     
  2. FenrirWolf

    FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Have you tried using the Wii to format it instead?
     
  3. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    As I said, the USB Loader doesn't seem to find the HDD at all.
     
  4. wchill

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    The Wii only works with some USB devices at the moment.
    It makes sense that your PC can recognize the drive, since PCs use these drives.
    The Wii wasn't designed for USB I/O and such, so support is limited.
     
  5. FenrirWolf

    FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I mean to say you should format the partition to FAT32 or NTSC or whatever from your PC, then use the Wii to format it to WBFS. After that, see if your PC can detect it.
     
  6. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    Tried formating with USB Loader with no luck (same as with formating with WBFS tools):

    Error: Could not initialize USB subsystem! (ret = -1).

    There's actually a Western Digital WDC WD10 EAVS in the Fujitsu-Siemens. Aren't WD HDDs supposed to work with USB Loader?
     
  7. FenrirWolf

    FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    In truth, almost any drive will work with the loader. The problem is with the enclosure and not the hard disk.
     
  8. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    So is there anything I can do to make it work?
     
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    stupid question but did u install the cios ver9? not sure the exact name but try install/reinstalling that. does ur hdd use a external power source?
     
  10. frankomio

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    @spacejump

    try the usbloader from LoPST,
    there ist a better version to initialize the hdd (my opinion, and experience)

    i implemented this routine in every loader i tested , and find it always better
     
  11. hanshansaen

    hanshansaen Newbie

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    I have tested a FujitsuSiemens Siemens Storagebird 1000GB and it was recognized and works well.

    I created 2 partitions with GParted (Ubuntu) as FAT32 and converted one of them with the wii to wbfs and it works nearly perfect.
    Sometimes I got the same error (ret-1 could not initialize...), but trying again and again helped so far.
     
  12. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    Can you give me a link to the LoPST version?

    Btw, of course cIOS36 rev9 is installed on my Wii. My Maxtor 1,5TB works flawlessly with it.
     
  13. giantpune

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    I had the same issue with my 1TB HDD. Here's how I fixed it...
    1 Backup everything from the big NTFS partition.
    2 Erase and delete both partitions
    3 I used Vista's tool to create a fat partition first (assign a drive letter), then the NTFS
    4 Put all your data back on the NTFS
    5 Use the Wii to format the WBFS partition
     
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    ntfs [​IMG]
     
  15. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    I got it to sometimes work with Lopst and WiiShizza's versions. The problem is that the HDD seems to be recognized very slowly, so WiiShizza's loader cannot find it first, so the screen writings turn red and no covers are shown. Any idea how to fix this?

    Edit: And can anyone give me a working link to Lopst Edition 2? This doesn't work.
     
  16. frankomio

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    @spacejump: maybe this works ? LOPST


    and here ist the code, that i ALWAYS inserted in other usbloaders for my HDD:
    (this worked best for me , cause my platinum mydrive 320GB needs ~15 sec. :-( )

    CODEs32 WBFS_Init(void)
    {
    ÂÂÂÂs32 ret;
    ÂÂÂÂint i=0;
    ÂÂÂÂprintf("\nPlease insert USB device.\n");
    ÂÂÂÂprintf("ÂÂ (try to connect and disconnect USB)\n");
    ÂÂÂÂprintf("\nTrying to load USB (delay 40 sec. max.)");
    ir:
    ÂÂÂÂi++;
    ÂÂÂÂprintf(">");
    //ÂÂÂÂsleep(1);
    ÂÂÂÂret = IOS_ReloadIOS(249);
    //ÂÂÂÂsleep(5);
    ÂÂÂÂ/* Initialize USB storage */
    ÂÂÂÂret = USBStorage_Init();
    ÂÂÂÂif (i==40)
    ÂÂÂÂ{
    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂWpad_Init();
    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂprintf("\n No USB device.\n\n");
    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ/* Restart */
    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂRestart_Wait();
    ÂÂÂÂ}
    ÂÂÂÂif (ret < 0)
    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂgoto ir;
    //ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂreturn ret;


    ÂÂÂÂWpad_Init();
    ÂÂÂÂ

    ÂÂÂÂ/* Get USB capacity */
    ÂÂÂÂnb_sectors = USBStorage_GetCapacity(&sector_size);
    ÂÂÂÂif (!nb_sectors)
    ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂreturn -1;

    ÂÂÂÂreturn 0;
    }
     
  17. SpaceJump
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    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    frankomio, can you compile me a dol with that code snippet included?
     
  18. rooskie54

    rooskie54 GBAtemp Regular

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    I'd be interested in one as well.
     
  19. roswellian

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    same thing happened here...it would be great to see above code compiled in.
     
  20. frankomio

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    boot.dol with hdd timeout from lopst


    here´s the version of an usb loader with the source from lobst with longer hdd timeout

    the original coder for the loader was BRISMA & SORG