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YAWMM Not Loading USB (Newbie)

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by SailorsNot, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. SailorsNot
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    SailorsNot Newbie

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    Hey guys. Brand new to the whole modding scene. I just formatted a 32gb USB from FAT32 to NTFS. I downloaded USB Loader and it appears on there, but it shows up an error; the error says "ERROR! (ret = -1)". I've tried doing some research on some of the threads on here, but I've come up very confused and hesitant to try all of the different ways to troubleshoot it. I forgot to say that I am on an original Wii with 4.3U.
    I just want to know the simplest way of troubleshooting this.
     
  2. FancyNintendoGamer567

    FancyNintendoGamer567 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    @SailorsNot Try FAT32? Why did you switch from FAT32 to NTFS?
     
  3. SailorsNot
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    I wanted to use NTFS so I could install larger games, which FAT32 is not capable of doing more than 4gb in one file
     
  4. nintendo1889

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    I believe you can split large files. And Wii Backup /wbfs manager do this automatically, if they need to. Disclaimer: AFAIK

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/trouble...-fat32-if-split-over-4gb.320937/#post-4106167
     
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  5. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf GBAtemp Guru

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    You don't need NTFS for large files. As nintendo1889 said you can split games >4GB. Also, a lot of homebrew does not work with anything except MBR/FAT32, including the HBC itself.

    There is no difference in how cIOSes access games once they're started as far as filesystems go because the loader just sends a list of the sectors the game takes up. The disc could technically be unformatted as long as the game is on the disc somewhere.
     
    Last edited by GreyWolf, Aug 11, 2018
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