Storing Homebrew Apps, Gamecube & Wii Backups on a single EHD

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Grimat, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. Grimat
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    I am forever losing SD cards, and thought it would be a far more practical approach to store all my homebrew applications, Wii and Gamcube on a single EHD. I am using Nintendont for Gamecube backups as I am using the vWii on the Wii U.

    Anyway I am using a Seagate 2TB expansion drive to store backups, and have created a 100GB FAT32 Partition to store Homebrew apps (USB Loader GX, and Nintendont), and Gamecube backups. I then have the rest of the drive formatted to NTFS for the Wii Backups. I would use FAT32 for Wii backup except I have games over 4GB.

    When I plug the EHD in and select USB drive from the homebrew channel the console crashes. Also when I load Nintendont from an SD card it says "FAT Device not detected". However USB Loader GX can successfully load the Wii games when I launch it from an SD card.

    Is it possible to do what I want to do, and if so how?
     
  2. Adeka

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    Format the entire drive as fat32 and split the large wii games with wii backup manager.

    Backup the entire drive first though...
     
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    I've formatted the entire drive as FAT32, but the Homebrew Channel still crashes when trying to load from it (like a black screen with a white text stack dump on it). Is there something I'm missing?
     
  4. Grimat
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    OK I resolved the problem. Basically the drive needs to be MBR and not GUI. I'm not sure why, but having the drive as MBR works.