Pesky USB Loader issue

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  1. Godinster
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    USB Loader is being a real cunt. All of the versions, too. I'm running a Seagate 320 GB that supposedly works according to the compatibility list so long as I plug it in after HBC is loaded. I've tried Ultimate, I've tried the 1.5 standard one and a handful of others and none seem to work.

    I've done all the little tricks like replugging it in when it does the timer countdown from 30 seconds to reformatting it to NTSC or exFAT then forcing it to WBFS through command line [the program wouldn't do it for me]. After forcing it to format to WBFS, I managed to load and "transfer" some files over through the WBFS manager and it looks fine, but as soon as I load USB Loader from HBC it says partition not found or some such, even though it is partitioned. When I attempt to let it partition it for me, it gives me the -6 error people mentioned earlier except most of them figured out how to fix it - for some reason I'm stuck.

    Any ideas? For whatever it's worth I'm running the latest Wii update, I have HBC installed and everything else like WAD installer works fine. I did the cIOS rev10 update prior to this too.
     
  2. FenrirWolf

    FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Have you tried formatting it in the Wii?
     
  3. Godinster
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    Yep, that's when I get the -6 error. It asks me to partition a drive to WBFS when it already is.
     
  4. jackdanielchan

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    Well have you installed Cios rev 10 and/or 11?
     
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    Oh and also if your using an SD card rather than a USB you need to have the app on the SD card and format that certain one, you can't switch SD card's otherwise it will say partion not found...
     
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    I've got rev 10 and rev 11 installed, and I'm loading from the SD Card with the USB drive plugged into the Wii. Like the compatibility thing said, I plug it in to the power only after loading HBC. I just once again tried formatting the drive with WBFS Manager, it says success. That being said, whenever I load up any USB Reader, it says it cannot find a USB Mass Storage device. It says this regardless of how it's formatted - NTSC, FAT32, or WBFS.

    Maybe my external HD is just completely incompatible.
     
  7. cwstjdenobs

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    Installing rev 11 will have overwritten rev 10. Rev 11 hasn't being officially released yet and the version going around isn't finished, so try re installing rev 10
     
  8. Godinster
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    I tried 9, 10, 11, then reverted to 10 then back to 9 again. None are working :\
     
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    Ok, sorry then. Never come across this problem so just one last idea, how about re-partitioning your HDD then formatting it using 1.5? I also had a problem on a drive I had Slax installed on (none of the loaders would see my partitions), formatting it with WBFS Manager fixed that one. I guess the loadrs don't like non standard MBRs
     
  10. Godinster
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    I even tried that unfortunately. Formatting on WBFS Manager doesn't fix it for me either - says it works and even looks like it does but when I plug it into the Wii and load up USB Loader, it doesn't read it. I've got nothing plugged in aside from it and the AV/Power/Sensor too, so no GC Memory card or anything else that could be causing problems.
     
  11. Slimmmmmm

    Slimmmmmm GBAtemp MoNkEeE

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    You'd get more help if you posted this in Wii - Backup Loaders. People looking in that sub forum know more about this.
     
  12. manias

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    how many partitions do you have? try removing them all, make the wbfs partition the first partition of the drive
    is it a seagate freeagent go? or just a seagate 320gb
     
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    Thread Moved..
     
  14. mikeyt1998

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    rev 11 would overwrite 9 and 10so essentially you're just running on 11, which hasnt been released properly yet so will probably have bugs in it.

    rev9 is the most stable release at the moment. and from what you're saying, its probably your HDD that just doesnt work...
     
  15. Godinster
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    Hmm, well maybe it isn't the HDD now. I just tried formatting an 8 GB Flash Drive as WBFS and threw an ISO on there, and I'm getting the same problems as I was on the HDD. It's not finding the device at all - says "mounting" and counts down from 30 to 1, not finding anything.

    Gotta be something on the Wii or something else. I just reinstalled cIOS rev 9 once again but it didn't help any, once again.

    Edit: After reinstalling cIOS to rev 9 and using USB Loader 1.1, I get a -1 error now about the USB subsys not working or somesuch. Another thread mentioned plugging both a USB Thumb Drive and a USB HDD might work, but same problem.
     
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    Going to ask something silly. Did you try using a different USB port on the Wii?
     
  17. Godinster
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    yep
     
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