Someone else will have to step in on that issue as I will not disconnect my own CDVD drive just to test this for you. But there could be other reasons too, especially if you have a modchip. (The macrovision fix of most mod chips is incompatible to USBAdvance.)
Originally Posted by mr_pink
USBAdvance game images are just normal files (with odd names though), and there is nothing to stop you from storing other stuff on the same partition, as it is not dedicated in any way. But I'd recommend using folders to store any non-USBAdvance stuff (it always uses the root directory for games).
my hdd is FAT32, will i need to format it to the ps2 format?
is there anyway i can have 2 separate partitions because i don't want to dedicate my entire 750GB drive to just game images?
As for using more partitions, that is also possible, but at present only uLaunchELF will be able to access the non-first partitions. Most other PS2 software currently available will be limited to accessing the first partition.
USBUtil is what I mostly use myself to install games for USBAdvance, so I can guarantee that it does the job well, provided that you use it correctly of course.
also i have no idea how to load/transfer games. i used USBUtil to load a game on the HDD but usb advance didn't detect the game so i formatted it thinking it would make a difference but my computer detected it as the same FAT32 partition that was previously used so i'm sure if I try to use USBUtil the same will happen.
USBExtreme == USBAdvance. They are not just similar but the same core program, and can only use FAT32. If NTFS is mentioned in the docs, it can only be to warn the user against choosing this format.
I tried to use USBextreme game installer and it is saying something about a NTFS partition...
Regardless of confusion, FAT32 is definitely the format you need.
but all i see is mention about FAT32 so that makes me very confused :oops:
Best regards: dlanor