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  1. darthbane
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    For some reason my Wii wont reconize my sd card.I have two.I have a 1gb Sandisk for Wii (the white color one) and I have a 2gb Patriot.I am trying to install the homebrew channel with the twight hack and Wii wont reconize both cards.Both of them work on my P C and are not defective.Does anybody know why? I heard I need to format my sd cards,but in what way?I have formated both and still no luck.My Wii firmware was 3.3U and nothing...So I updated to 3.4U (YES I KNOW) and it did reconize my sd card but then after awhile it didnt anymore.What is the best way,or what can you do so your Wii can reconize your sd card. Need help please [​IMG]
     


  2. ephumuris

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    I did mine two days ago and i formatted my 1GB Micro SD with the FAT32 file system. Worked a treat.
     
  3. EmperorOfCanada

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    Format it with FAT filesystem.. if thats not working maybe a faulty sd card slot? Especially if its 2 different cards
     
  4. ephumuris

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    Why FAT? I got told FAT32 and that worked for me. Or are either one as good? As long as it's not NTFS? lol.
     
  5. EmperorOfCanada

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    Yeah, I just meant "A" fat filesystem. Fat 32 should be fine.
     
  6. Valgreen

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    can you even format an sd card to ntfs? i didnt think you could..
     
  7. ephumuris

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    Erm probably not but it was just an example. But what about the 8GB SD cards what do you format them to? As FAT32 can't handle files larger than like 4 GB can it?

    EDIT: I guess i'm trying to say maybe you can i'm just not sure [​IMG]
     
  8. gd6noob

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    open My Comuter, right click which ever driver your SD card is in, and format.
    Under filesystems, select FAT not FAT (more compatiblity) and format.. reput all the files back onto the card and it should work without a problem
     
  9. ephumuris

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    So it should be FAT and not FAT? [​IMG]
     
  10. Arm the Homeless

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    There are two main FAT filesystems.

    FAT16 (commonly called FAT) and FAT32.

    You have no reason to use FAT32 unless you are using something larger than 4GB.

    NTFS is (a horrible) filesystem made for the root partition of a Windows computer.
     
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  12. ephumuris

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    Yeah but it lets me manage large image files like my 360 backups. Something a FAT drive doesn't allow.
     
  13. darthbane
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    darthbane Newbie

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    Anybody lives in the Los angeles are that can help me with this..seriously
     
  14. wolffangalchemist

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    ah if onlt the wii could read ext2 or ext3.... wait can it???
    i must now test this.
     
  15. gd6noob

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    haha i guess i didnt read over it.. shouldnt watch movie and surf the net at the same time

    FAT not FAT32!
     
  16. Arm the Homeless

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    That would be one of my favorite Wii things to date.
     
  17. LunarGoddess

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    Um, when I install the files onto my wii and am finished with everything,
    can I take out the sd card or do I have to leave it in for the homebrew channel and other stuff to work?
    Your answer is much appreciated.
     
  18. breakdaze

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    As far as running homebrew apps from the Home Brew Channel, you can either send them to your Wii's IP address via the Wiiload method, which means using a program like wiiload or guisendelf to send and run a homebrew app (program.dol). This requires no SD card, just launch the HBC and wait for the network to initialize. Otherwise, put homebrew apps in the apps folder, each app to its own folder, name the apps boot.dol.

    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Homebrew_Channel
    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Wiiload
     
  19. GhostSonic

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    FAT32 still has a 4GB limit
     
  20. LunarGoddess

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    Thank you, Breakdaze.