Paying 10$ for help with vWii harddrive issue!

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  1. Kaydoe
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    Hey guys! I recently softmodded my wii U on firmware 5.3.2E, everything went smoothly and
    I have installed the neccessary cIOS etc.
    The problem is when I try to access a game through WiiFlow or USB loaderGX I see all the games etc. but when I try and load one of the games my external harddrive shuts down.
    Now let me also say that it's a 2TB seagate harddrive and it has 3 partitions. First is HFS+ for some important mac files I have, second is normal NTFS and the third partition is the one I created and formatted as WBFS.

    As mentioned I can find the games and they load in wiiFlow but when I try and load the game the harddrive powers off like it was getting dismounted or something..

    Paying 10$ to anyone willing to help out this newb!
     


  2. EmceeKerser

    EmceeKerser GBAtemp Maniac

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    The fuckin' Blue Mountains brah
    1. HDD might need a Y cable, sounds like its powering down
    2. WBFS is outdated, use FAT32 - use this to convert - https://gbatemp.net/threads/wbfs2fat-py.291320/
    3. Its recommended to use the 1st partition for wii games

    PM me for my paypal
     
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  3. Kaydoe
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    1. Dont need a cable, it has it's own power source
    2. I'll try that
    3. Any way to change the order of partitions?
     
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    EmceeKerser GBAtemp Maniac

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    The fuckin' Blue Mountains brah
    If it has its own power source then power wont be a problem.
    I've never switched partitions because its recommended to never do it, could cause data loss. Honestly your best bet is to buy a separate HDD just for Wii/GC games.

    Also, install games with Wii Backup Manager once you've switched to FAT32

    Another possibility, although I doubt it is this, your HDD could have a sleep mode that's activating, thats shutting it down. Although since the HDD shuts down upon game boot, that seems unlikely. Whats the model of the HDD?
    And perhaps theres a partition selection option in Wiiflow?
     
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    Was already thinking of buying a new HDD, the 10$ is / was for someone that can actually help me with the task at hand.
     
  6. EmceeKerser

    EmceeKerser GBAtemp Maniac

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    The fuckin' Blue Mountains brah
    Well re partition the drive, thats the only problem I can think of.
     
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    Alright, going to find a partition wizard and try that
     
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    The fuckin' Blue Mountains brah
    I would recommend backing up any important data though.
     
  9. EclipseSin

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    make your wbfs partition (wbfs/fat32/ntfs) the second partition. I haven't had much luck with them on partition 3+. May have to go into the loader settings and select the partition manually. If you want to keep your Hackintosh bootloader (i assume) partition.

    You can also try the following, which may help while playing games.

    Turn on your Wii and go to Settings (the wrench)

    Go to Data Management and open it, but dont click anything else.

    While holding down down on the D-Pad, press and hold both the + and - buttons until you are prompted for USB Power Saving.

    Select disable.
     
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    I might be retarded or something.. Tried 2 different partition wizards and both have the option "move/resize" but I cant see how in bloody hell I'm supposed to change the order of the partitions without actually having to delete / format the partitions
     
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    Partition managers don't support WBFS, besides ones made for WBFS itself, so chances are you will have to rewrite all your games in either case, unless you do a dd img of the partition, which could take just as long if not longer. You should be able to move the ntfs/fat32 partition to the end of the drive though without losing anything from it.

    You could also try making a wbfs folder on the fat32/ntfs partition and see if you can just extract .wbfs to the folder and then, if it works, just extend the partition over the wbfs partition.

    The only other thing I can think of is using the other cIOS which is only supports one USB. I think that one has higher drive compatibility. icr for sure anymore though.
     
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    Actually I used the WBFS/Fat32 converter as posted above and it worked flawlessly, so now the first partition is HFS+, Second is NTFS and the third is now FAT32
     
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    Well, like I said, I've never been able to get partition 3+ to work, so that wouldn't work for me anyway, as I've manualy done all three partitions. Lol. It's probably my enclosure I guess.

    Meaning I'd still have to copy them from the converted partition to partition two, or swap the partitions.

    Glad you got it working though.
     
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    The fuckin' Blue Mountains brah
    Just to be clear, the conversion worked, but the HDD still doesnt work on wiiflow? Correct? Have you tried a different USBloader to make sure it is the HDD and not the loader?
     
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    Exactly, the conversion worked and i can access the hdd as normal but i've tried WiiFlow and it powers off on game boot and usb loader GX wont even find the HDD even thou it says mounting to port 1 and then loads into the viewer
    but when I try and access the games on the list it says USB / HDD was not initialized or something of that nature.
     
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    imo you shoud have fat32 partition on 1st, atleast nintendont needs fat32 partition on first to start the gc games.
     
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    Is it even possible to move the partition order considering the first partition is HFS+ formatted?
     
  18. EmceeKerser

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    well typically you cannot move a boot partition
     
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    So my 2 options are same as when I started?.. Either buy a new HDD or format the shit..
     
  20. EmceeKerser

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    The fuckin' Blue Mountains brah
    Yes, PM me for my paypal. Ill be waiting
     
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