USB Loader GX only accepting WBFS, not NTFS or fat32

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by grundo1561, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. grundo1561

    grundo1561 Newbie

    Mar 21, 2015
    United States
    I'm pretty new to this, so maybe I'm just doing something stupid. I'm using a 16 GB thumb drive, formatted to fat32. Whenever I open USB Loader GX, I get the message "No WBFS or FAT/NTFS partition found". I tried formatting the drive to WBFS, and everything worked fine. However, this is a MASSIVE pain in the ass because I'd really like to use the extra space for other purposes. Now it says "USB Device not initialized. Switching to channel list mode."
    I'm very new to this, but I believe I have all that is necessary. d2x cIOS is up to date, and I downloaded all of the IOS that I was meant to.
    Please let me know how I can get this solved, it's a huge pain.
  2. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    Try creating an empty /wbfs/ folder on the root of your FAT32 formated partition.
    It's maybe just that it doesn't find the folder where games should be located.

    or try to add at least one game using WiiBackupManager.
  3. G0R3Z

    G0R3Z Just Can't Be Bothered

    Aug 12, 2014
    Use WiiBackupManager; it'll put a WBFS folder on your card (or just do it yourself) and install roms to that folder. USB Loader needs WBFS by default; you can just run a custom path to your games folder though.
  4. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf GBAtemp Guru

    Mar 2, 2015
    United States
    Is this on a Wii or WiiU?
    How are you launching it? The Homebrew Channel, the USB Loader GX forwarder, or some other method?
    Which version is it and where did you get it? The most current version is r1240 located here:
    You didn't mention what IOS variants and versions you're using so it might want to run SysCheck and post in the help thread for it here: (Links/instructions in first post)

    The standard dol for USB Loader GX expects a cIOS249. My drive enclosure doesn't like v8 so I use v10 (non-alt).

    Also note that if you want to run Gamecube games from your drive they need to be on a FAT32 partition, as do any apps you want to run from the Homebrew channel.
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