Hacking usb:1 usb:2 causing MANY issues in USB Loader GX

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TL;DR usb2:/ screws up everything in USB Loader pls fix

Hey ya'll,
Been using this website for a long time now, but just realized I never actually made an account until now.
I mention this because I've been hacking Wii's and selling them for years (I have 12 consoles in my closet as I type this). I've been doing this a long time, been through a large number of issues, fixes and sleepless nights trying to troubleshoot these white plastic boxes. (I'm basically saying don't doubt my knowledge around a Nintendo Wii, despite this being my first post)

I've searched far wide high and low for an answer to this problem. But alas, I have run into an issue that no amount of thread searching has yet to remedy.

Some background:
A little while ago I wanted to upgrade my little 320gb 2.5in WD HDD to a bigger drive. I found a desktop size (3.5in) HDD and an enclosure, hooked it all up and was ready to get going like nothing ever changed. Boy howdy was I wrong.

When I booted up USB Loader GX again, I noticed my Gamecube games were missing. I went to investigate the "custom paths" setting and I found it was pointing to "usb1:/games". This is setting it's always been on my other drive, so I was confused as to why my Gamecube games were not appearing.
I clicked the setting to change it and I saw a button in the bottom middle of the screen labeled "usb2:/"

Before attaching this desktop hdd + enclosure to my Wii, I had never seen "usb2:/" appear ever before.

Nevertheless, I thought not much of it and changed the games path from "usb1:/games" to "usb2:/games"
This is where the problems began, and also where the issues become very inconsistent.

I don't remember what order any of these issues happened in, because they have appeared sporadically throughout the last number of months of me trying to make this stuff work.
  • Multiple error messages pertaining to "This game must be run off the FIRST partition of the FAT32 device" but the drive only has ONE FAT32 partition on it
  • Virtual Console games not launching AT ALL
  • Randomly, the USB device will show up as "usb3:/" or "usb:4" etc., which means I have to change the custom path again to make my games show up (and the issues are the same as "usb2:/")
  • Gamecube games successfully launched from USB Loader into Nintendont will not boot straight into the game, rather just the Nintendont main screen (this may be a separate issue, but I could see the "usb device "number'" messing around with it)
Friends, rest assured that I have done EVERYTHING to try and retrace my steps, troubleshoot, work backwards and try to figure out what the hell is going on with this "usb2:/" stuff, but I am at a loss. I've reinstalled USB Loader and Nintendont, I've tried MANY different drives (including other 2.5 inch drives that don't need extra power ((because I thought that might be a culprit))) different SD cards, updated, reset settings, tried different consoles, SATA to USB cables, everything.

The Culprit:

I believe the source of the issue is simply that "usb2:/" messes around with USB Loader in ways that are not always equally or obviously apparent.

Because I went all the way back to my original 2.5 WD 320gb HDD. It showed up as "usb1:/" and everything works FINE.

The Solution?
I don't have the power or knowledge about WHY drives randomly get mounted as "usb2:/" instead of "usb1:/", but I believe if all drives mount as "usb1:/" then all the issues I've been having should go away.

So that's my theory, and all I want is a way to "force" usb1:/ so that everything just works :P

BUT MAYBE IM JUST DOING SOMETHING WRONG AND IF SO PLEASE TELL ME

@Cyan

Thanks for reading
 

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What is the your partition table format, GPT or MBR?
What are the partition types of USB1, USB2 (Fat32/NTFS...)
What is the version of your USBLoadergx? Earlier versions had a problem with GPT with more than one partitions, I think r1273 fixed it.
If your drive is MBR and extra partitions randomly show up, then it is your drive's problem
 

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What is the your partition table format, GPT or MBR?
What are the partition types of USB1, USB2 (Fat32/NTFS...)
What is the version of your USBLoadergx? Earlier versions had a problem with GPT with more than one partitions, I think r1273 fixed it.
If your drive is MBR and extra partitions randomly show up, then it is your drive's problem

A god among men. This is the only thing I didn't try and it worked. And it makes sense :P

Thank you sir
 
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