Partition Issues = Frustration

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Aug 17, 2010

Partition Issues = Frustration by J8son at 4:14 PM (2,431 Views / 0 Likes) 26 replies

  1. J8son
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    [​IMG] says it all...

    Here's the skinny. With the advisement that all USB Loaders are compatible with the FAT32 file system (and being a better choice overall), here's what I did:

    1) Purchased a 1TB USB 2.0 Hitachi HDD (which came FAT32)

    2) Created a WBFS folder on the drive

    3) Copied my USB Loader GX files to the HDD / Added games using Wii Backup Manager

    4) Loaded up USB Loader GX via the HBC. When prompted at the "No WBFS or FAT/NTFS Partition Found: You need to Select or Format" prompt, I choose Select.

    5) From the list, I have four partition options that look like this:

    6) I select Partition 1 and BOOM. Code Dump / Error Screen. Prompt at the bottom says "Reloading in 5 Seconds", which it does but I'm just right back at the Wii menu.

    Damn it! I thought I had this fixed correctly! Even Wii Backup Manager said it was a usable drive when loading the backups. [​IMG]

    Any thoughts?
     


  2. Liberty

    Member Liberty GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Can you backup your games elsewhere? Reformat your drive with Parttion Wizard Home Edition or whatever other tool. FAT32/Clustersize 32KB. Then let Wii Backup Manager copy over these games again and don't forget to set the partition as "Active". And i recommend using CFG-Loader anyway. Gets updated more often and has more features available.
     
  3. J8son
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    I think I have found the problem. The tutorial I used has a IOS installed that may not support FAT32. 249/250. Investigating....
     
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    Required:
    *A compatible SD/USB
    *EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition: http://www.partition-tool.com/download.htm (FREE and highly recommended)

    Guide:

    1. Download and install EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition.

    2. Locate the SD/USB

    3. Right click on the drive choose "Format"

    4. In the box choose "FAT32" for the "File System" and "32KB" for the "Cluster Size" and click "OK"

    [​IMG]

    5. Right click the drive again and go to the "Advanced" tab and choose "Set Active"

    6. In the bottom left corner of EASEUS click "Apply"

    7. When EASEUS is done, your drive should be ready.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. J8son
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    Thanks Choke! Great tutorial. However, before I try it, is there any weight to the IOS issue not loading FAT32 if its 249/250?
     
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    That could be difficult wihout cIOS222 or CFG USB Loader.
     
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    works fine for me. CFG usb loader alpha, cIOS 249 rev 20 base 56
     
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    i had the same issues till i set gx to load from hermes 223, sees it everytime now and fast. Before u mess with ur hard drive, reformatting and such, try cfg usb loader, if it finds your games no problem, then its just an issue with gx.
     
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    very likely. gx is kinda... well.... at least it looks pretty.
     
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    Am I the only one who use wbfs for main games and a 80 gig fat 32 pat for emus and media........
     
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    Yeah, and even though a lot of people advise me yo use CFB Loafer over GX, the interface is the main reason I choose GX. I'm a whore for looks (and I've read its more compatible with newer games).
     
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    Does the power light on the drive flick off for a milli second when loading?
     
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    Im not saying to USE cfg im just saying see if cfg will read your hard drive as is, before you go reformatting the whole thing, if cfg works, then u know its a problem with gx and not your hard drive. That way you can just adjust the settings to get gx to work, i hate it when ppl have a problem an ppl come in and say "just use something else", so thats definitely not what im trying to tell u to do. Just seeing if its an error with the hard drive or gx, and like I said, when i got my 1.5tb gx did the EXACT same thing its doing to you, cfg worked fine, so i installed hermes v4 as 223 and gx worked like a charm.

    edit: as to your comment about gx being more compatible, i think its the opposite. it seems that gx is the last to get updated to fix new games. But I use GX and again, im not saying to use cfg, just see if it works.
     
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    latest GX needs hermes v4 for FAT32.
     
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    Well, I'd rather avoid having to go back and change any of the files that were installed during my original soft-mod installation using this tutorial.

    So, as I do want to try USB Loader GX first (I'm also motivated by several themes I have been working on for this loader specifically), can't I just format the drive to NTFS (which seems much easier to work with in a PC environment), copy the files to the drive and BOOM. DONE?

    Or am I setting myself up for future failure and problems this way? It's important to note that this HDD was bought for Wii usage only and will not be used for anything else. So that's not really an issue.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    NTFS is less supported than FAT32.

    but all you really need to do is install hermes cIOS v4 and tell GX to load from that, if IOS is the problem preventing FAT32 to load. IOS #s are essentially data slots. 249 and 222 are different slots so they can co-exist.
     
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    yes

    ntfs is buggy and you cant dump games to it with your wii. Try installing waninkoko cios v20 slot 249 base 56, it will overwrite if you have an older version
     
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    yes as we are suggestiung over and over use hermes v4 as 223 set usb gx to load from that and it will work, unless ur hd is screwqed, and all it takes is adding it to your apps folder. But im done trying to help you out if u wonh even try cfg to see if ur HD is screwed or not. so good luck.
     
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    Not trying to make you mad but you have to understand that your suggestion, while appreciated, is not very help as this is a brand new HDD out of the box, not more than two days old. It's only been used for this project and I've barley plugged it up. Very little chance there's anything wrong with it. But thanks anyway... [​IMG]

    I'm now willing to try to update my original soft-mod files as NTFS now gives me little hope that it wont cause me more trouble in the future.

    As I've only been doing this a week, I'm not the most comfortable doing this kind of thing outside the original tutorial. Anyone have a simple tutorial that instructs on where to get said files and how to update the them correctly?

    Thanks! Your help is much appreciated! [​IMG]
     
  20. bwillb

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    what does being new and barely used have to do with chance of anything being wrong with it? if anything. that makes it even more likely that it could have a manufacturing defect [​IMG] go read some hard drive reviews on amazon and notice how many are DOA or die within the first couple weeks...

    anyway, you can get both hermes' cios and cfg usbloader tutorials and files from http://sites.google.com/site/completesg/home
     

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