Stange USB loader issue

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by ZachS, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. ZachS
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    ZachS Newbie

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    OK before I start into my issue I have a ID-Data external hard drive. It is 160GB. It is plugged into the wall as well as USB. It is formatted to FAT32. I use a Mac at home so I can't tinker around with it like you can on a PC. I am running USBloader1.5 and rev10. Everything else on my wii runs fine (backup loader, wad manager, etc etc.)

    Ok I plug in my external drive and start USB loader. It gets to the mounting screen (says mounting 30 sec timeout) and that is it. No error, nothing. It just stis there forever (I left it for about 40mins once to see if it would ever load) I have to power off my wii to get out (no issues occur after this the wii boots up again no problem). I have tried this on both usb slots. I have also tried powering on my drive at different times to no avail

    I have searched around so many sites for a fix on this but can't find anything. Is this an issue with rev10? Should I get rev12 or rev9? Or is this an issue with USB loader 1.5 and should downgrade? I assume if it was an issue with my external drive I would get an error message and not a freeze (that is what everyone else who has incompatable drives get).

    HELP!
     
  2. jovanah

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    Ive got a Sata 2.5" drive that is incompatable with USB Loader, and i get that same problem, usb loader 1.5 wont actually show me a ret error. but if i connect my IDE drive it works fine, so i woudn't rule out the drive not been compatable. Have you tried a different Hard Drive
     
  3. Hooya

    Hooya GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Don't you have to have the first partition, where the games will be stored, formatted to WBFS to load games using USB Loaders?

    You can't use FAT or NTFS or anything else. I didn't think.

    I'm pretty sure that is your problem, you have to make that drive (or at least the first partition) dedicated to storing Wii ISOs, you can't run them off of FAT32.
     
  4. jovanah

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    From what i've read it shouldn't matter what format you have the drive because USB Loader will format to WBFS anyway

    I've also herd that if you have a partitioned drive that the first one has to be formatted to WBFS, but ive also herd that it doesn't, anyone out there able to clarify this?
    My drive is partitioned but the first part is NTFS and the second part is WBFS, I've go over 200gb of data on the NTFS part so i haven't been able to try it the other way around yet, and USB loader will not pickup the drive (unless i've loaded the drive with Geexbox first)
     
  5. ZachS
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    Reading about cios rev12. Supposedly that adds support for more USB drives so maybe it will work after that.

    Also FAT32 should be fine as the usb loader formats to WBFS anyways (I can't format to WBFS on a mac)
     
  6. WiiPower

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    You should do some tests, every HDD needs something else to get it to work:

    Try with cIOSrev10 and cIOSrev12, these 2 might have a different compatbility.

    Try with HDD connected and powered before you start the loader.
    Try starting the loader, connect and power the HD, and then selecct mount USB.
    Try starting the loader, select mount USB, connect the HDD, and then power
    Try starting the loader, select mount USB, power the HDD, and then connect it

    Also you need to know that from rev12 on, you only can use the bottom port for the HDD, the top one won't recognise the HDD.

    PS: If you have WiiConnect24 on, test what happens if you disable it.