why wouldnt modded 4.1 wii see a ntfs hard drive?

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  1. madeirabhoy
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    ive modded many wii but i always use fat32 hard drives, and generally its a 4.2 or 4.3 wii

    colleague asked me to mod her friends wii and put some games on a drive that already has stuff on it.

    using modmii i modded it fine, it was on 3.4 so modmii reccommended 4.1.

    it wont see games on the drive which is ntfs. it also cant see the drive from wiimc.


    i was going to just reformat the drive as fat32 but they have some big files, blue ray rips and pc disc images which are over 4 gigs, so i have to leave it as ntfs i think.



    do i just need to take it to 4.3 instead of 4.1 or am i missing something and it should work from 4.1 anyway?
     
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    I believe you can partition it and make the partition fat32, it should read it then...I think.
     
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    try a working drive on that wii
    and that drive on a working wii
    to see where the problem is
     
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    Your System Menu has nothing to do with the HDD compatibility. Stay on 4.1.
     
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    ah doh


    didnt realise that with ntfs you needed to use an sd card......neither app was actually loading
     
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    iirc there are forwarder channels that support ntfs
     
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    NTFS shouldn't be a problem anymore, most loaders, wiimc and forwarders support it. May the drive is incompatible with the wii, you must know not all drive works. I personally use both FAT32 and NTFS, FAT32 for homebrew and NTFS for wii games and pc storage and it works perfectly fine.
     
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    Or you can add a FAT32 partition on your hard drive, works much like an sd card (without the sd card)
     
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    whats the easiest way of doing that, and should i make the fat32 partition tiny like say 2gigs or is there a reason to make it any bigger?
    would repartitioning it maybe affect them being able to plug the drive into a tv to play movies?
     
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    How big is your HDD?
     

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