Run HB apps on USB instead of SD

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by slingshot27, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. slingshot27
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    slingshot27 GBAtemp Regular

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    First of all: I apoligize if the question has been asked before, I just could not find it....

    What is my problem. I can not get HBC to display the apps on my USB HD.
    I have copied everything from the SD card on the FAT32 (second partition) in the USB HD.

    When I run HBC with the SD card it shows all the applications in the apps folder.
    When I remove the SD card and start HBC, nothing is shown, the apps on the USD HD are not listed.

    The strange thing is I also do use the USB HD to run USBLoader GX.
    When I use a forwarder to start USBLoader GX without a SD card inserted, the applications starts and everything works fine.
    The application is on USB:/apps/usbloader_gx

    So the Wii can find my USB HD.

    How can I get HBC to list the apps on the USB HD?

    Many thanx !
     
  2. Jacobeian

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    here's your problem
    the FAT32 partition must be the primary active partition, i.e the one a normal computer would boot from
    homebrew applications compiled with libfat can't see multiple partitions (yet) and have no clue about NTFS (and even less WBFS which isn't a common file format)
     
  3. jjplayground

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    Thanks for your answer ! I am already trying this for days...
    If I set the first partition to only primary and the second (fat 32) the primary ACTIVE would it work?
    Or must the FAT32 partition realjy the first one created on the disk?
     
  4. slingshot27
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    slingshot27 GBAtemp Regular

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    Finally found it out
    First partition = WBFS set primary
    Second partition = FAT32 set primary ACTIVE
     
  5. ddp127

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    dont computers just boot from the partition listed in the mbr?
     
  6. FireFreek

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    He meant if you booted from USB or something.
     
  7. Umpa

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    So am I to understand that if I make a primery active FAT32 partition on my usb HDD, I can run all my homebrew apps from the Hdd, ans still be able to select the WBFS partition to run games from ?
     
  8. vallandil

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    So if take my USB HD.
    Filled with WII iso`s shrink the partition
    make a new one
    set it to primary format with WBFS or the WII

    The apps and games should work????

    I thought the FAT32 partition used for the desktop needs to be made first.
    Cause which manager recognize the WBFS partition and can move it.

    I dont know any
     
  9. jono400

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    Okay been reading this thread with interest , can anyone clarify the following for me ??

    Want to split my external drive into three seperate partitions :

    1/ NTFS ( for using the drive for pc use when required )
    2/ fat32 ( for game covers / themes / loaders )
    3/ raw image later to be formatted as wbfs ( for holding the actual game iso )

    so okay out off the three partitions what one has to be set as active ?? have all three set as primary but not sure if I have to set them all as active or even if they can all be set as active or you just choose one in particular ??all them or just one ?? also does it matter in what particular order they are created ie do I have to reformatt my drive, create fat32 / then ntfs and then finally raw / wbfs via wbfs manager ??

    bit confused if anyone could just advise me what is correct ??
     
  10. pembo

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    is there any reason you want both NTFS/FAT32?
    They both work find with a pc other than the file size limits imposed by FAT32
     
  11. jono400

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    Okay thanks for your reply, okay my confusion regards the need to have both fat32 and ntfs , will be creating around 100gb off fat32 partition for pc use when I connect the drive to the pc, this fat32 in this size be okay /recognised ?? so create the fat32 partition first, then create the wbfs partition, only one can be set as primary / active on the pc but both are required to be primary / active on the wii ?? how do I do this ???!!