USB Loaders can't mount USB FAT32 drive but Homebrew Channel can.

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  1. fswings
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    SOLVED: See advice from PsyBlade and summarised in last post.



    Originally my Wii was able to load games from USB Loaders fine. Recently I decided to update the softmod. After which I lost the ability to load games from an external FAT32 USB hard drive.

    Most recently I used ModMii (following the guide here) to re-install everything, however the problem persists:

    I can load apps from the external FAT32 usb drives without difficulty but none of the USB Loaders (CFG, GX, WiiFlow) recognise the drives any more. Can anyone help?


    SysCheck Attached:
    Code:
    sysCheck v2.1.0b18 by Double_A and R2-D2199
    ...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).
    Region: PAL
    System Menu 4.1E (v450)
    Priiloader installed
    Drive date: 2006.05.26
    Homebrew Channel 1.1.0 running on IOS58
    Hollywood v0x11
    Console ID: 69157129
    Boot2 v2
    Found 89 titles.
    Found 54 IOS on this console. 3 of them are stub.
    IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS9 (rev 1034): No Patches
    IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
    IOS11 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS12 (rev 526): No Patches
    IOS13 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS14 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS15 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS16 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, Flash Access, NAND Access
    IOS17 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS20 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
    IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
    IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
    IOS30 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS31 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS33 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS34 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS35 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS36 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS37 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS38 (rev 4124): No Patches
    IOS40 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS41 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS43 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS45 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS46 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS48 (rev 4124): No Patches
    IOS50 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
    IOS52 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS53 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS55 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS56 (rev 5662): No Patches
    IOS57 (rev 5919): No Patches
    IOS58 (rev 6176): USB 2.0
    IOS60 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
    IOS70 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS80 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS90 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS202[60] (rev 65535, Info: hermesrodries-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS222[38] (rev 4, Info: hermes-v4): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS223[38+37] (rev 4, Info: hermes-v4): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS224[57] (rev 65535, Info: hermesrodries-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS236 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    IOS245[37] (rev 21007, Info: d2x-v7final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS246[38] (rev 21007, Info: d2x-v7final): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    IOS247[53] (rev 21007, Info: d2x-v7final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS248[55] (rev 21007, Info: d2x-v7final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS249[56] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS250[57] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS251[58] (rev 21007, Info: d2x-v7final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
    BC v5
    MIOS v10
    Report generated on 2012/06/29.
    

    Thanks,
    fswings
     
  2. PsyBlade

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    did you update the loaders too?
    did you try the other usb port?
     
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    I have both updated the loaders and tried the second USB port.
     
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    how many times do i have to say this use cfgusbloader !!!!
     
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    you need to keep saying it until it becomes true.
     
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    How about never, because some people like other loaders, and he clearly already tried CFG?

    What size clusters have you formatted the usb stick to?
     
  8. fswings
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    2GB USB stick had 4k sectors but tried also with 32k with same problem.

    300GB 2.5inch hard drive, but powered via USB had 16k sectors.

    Haven't checked externally powered USB drive yet.

    Interestingly, 32GB SD card is formatted as FAT32 with 16k sectors and loads games fine using CFG.

    Tested above with CFG v70 and latest mod CFG v70r36 (released 6 days ago).

    All of these USB drives used to work prior to me updating everything. I have a NAND back-up, so I could restore that and try and make my old mods again.Update: added USB drives clarification. Also forgot to say thanks for looking into this. :-)
     
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    you are confusing sector size (unchangeable physical property of the drive) and fat32 cluster size
     
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    Apologies. When I formatted my 2GB USB drive as FAT32 I initially selected 4k cluster size. I then selected 32k cluster size when I reformatted it.

    For the 300GB USB drive I (or I should say the program) selected 16k cluster size.

    The SD card was formated FAT32 with 16k cluster size.

    I hope this removes the ambiguity. Should I attempt to format one of the drives as NTFS?
     
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    I don't think ntfs will change a thing but otoh it can't hurt to try.
    Since we already grasping at straws maybe try a different usb cable too.
     
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    Tried NTFS & ext3 and new USB cable. Still no luck!
     
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    try a cios based on ios58
     
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    How do I do that? Is there a guide you can point me to?

    Update: sorry I now know what you mean. Will give it a go. Thanks for your persistence.
     
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    Thanks PsyBlade, problem solved!

    So in summary, as HBC on IOS58 can load apps from my USB drives having cIOS249 (d2x) based on IOS58 seems to have solved the problem. All my USB drives are now recognised!
     

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