Mount the PC as a USB WBFS partition

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by opius, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. opius

    opius Member

    Feb 26, 2009
    United States
    Hi. I don't post very often, but after discussing the state of the homebrew with several non- modders, I came across a very interesting question. I've been using a slew of the various new configurable USB loaders with little to no trouble. I'm also running my WBFS partition on a 120 gig maxtor one-touch. It's a good setup.

    The question that came up was: Is it possible, with a crossover USB cable, to somehow mount the PC as a WBFS partition? I'm assuming the only way would be through some kind of daemon/emulation of some kind.

    I snooped for a while. Maybe my google-fu is weak, but I can't seem to dig up anything remotely similar to this. So then.. Is there anything remotely similar to that?
  2. Dr. Clipper

    Dr. Clipper GBAtemp Addict

    Aug 28, 2007
    I think you'd be much better off trying to mount it as a FAT partition with Configurable at first.

    You probably would need something running on the PC, but I don't know what. Any program out there that makes a PC emulate a USB drive should work as the go-between on this, if such a program exists.
  3. opius

    opius Member

    Feb 26, 2009
    United States
    Sorry. It's been a longish kinda day. You know those kinds of days where at the end you don't make sense any more?

  4. omgpwn666

    omgpwn666 Guy gamer and proud!

    Jun 14, 2008
    United States
    That sounds like a difficult task... But if its on a "FAT" both can understand,then can possibly work. As Dr.Clipper said anyways,try that.
  5. sleeepy2

    sleeepy2 Member

    Nov 22, 2008
    Don't think it is possible.
    I was looking for a way to use my old pc as a usb hard drive enclosure. way to much work to even consider.
    So I would guess the same would apply.
  6. giantpune

    giantpune GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 10, 2009
    United States
  7. ether2802

    ether2802 we have the techno...!!

    Former Staff
    Oct 14, 2007
    Pto. Vallarta
    Ohhh damn you beat me to answer exactly that....!!! [​IMG]
  8. PsyBlade

    PsyBlade Snake Charmer

    Jul 30, 2009
    Gambia, The
    Sol III
    it is possible
    linux at least contains all the needed programs/drivers

    the hard part is getting the hardware
    u need usb device controller not the normal usb host controller
    they are used mostly for usb devel

    flatmii might be cheaper
  9. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    PSP scene has a USB win32 (win64, and OSX too) driver Remote->Host converter (connected devices sees what is on the PC, and not the PC to sees the data from other devices), and the PSP runs a homebrew (USBIsoLoader) which look at the USB instead of the Memorystick.

    The software is called USBHost, by TyRaNiD

    I don't know if it can be used as-is with the Wii. Maybe the USBloaders need to send a command to usbhost_fs first to mount a specific folder.
    I don't know either if it need a NTFSlib on the loader first, most certainly, so only FAT32 partition would work.
  10. rctgamer3

    rctgamer3 GBAtemp Fan

    May 5, 2008
    Use wbfsdriive [​IMG]
  11. ffireflyy

    ffireflyy Newbie

    Nov 16, 2009
    United States

    You indicated that you have the Maxtor OneTouch 120GB setup. Is your drive the original drive with the button at the front? Did you do anything special to get it to work? My Wii mounts fine with my WD Passport drive, but I cannot get it to mount with the Maxtor OneTouch 120GB. I created the primary partition, set it to active, and formatted with the WBFS manager. Did I miss something? The Maxtor HD comes with some built-in software for that one-touch backup. Did you do anything to it?

    Your help is greatly appreciated.
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