I want to share the data on a Wii U kiosk's HDD

Discussion in 'File Downloads - Share and Request' started by DevHackr, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. DevHackr

    DevHackr Enthusiastic Member

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    So here's the issue. I need to obtain information from someone more experienced than I. It's a 320gb Toshiba 2.5 inch HDD. I hooked it up to my PC, and it only displays as a 99.9mb hdd full of 65.8mb of data. I had to manually give it a drive letter, and nothing appears in explorer.

    Of course being a bit of an oddity, I wanted to share the contents of the HDD. Now I assume it's encrypted, so I don't think I'll be able to read the data. However I thought there might be a way to copy the entire HDD as an image, like a mame CHD. If someone can help me with this I'll dump it and update this topic.

    ps. I am running windows 7.
     
  2. retro

    retro Resigned from mod duty 15 March 2018

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    No you won't.

    No sharing current generation software.
     
  3. HEX1GON

    HEX1GON FREEZE! Scumbag

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    That rule applies to betas or unreleased titles, not what DevHackr is asking...
    Data from a Kiosk I wouldn't call unreleased titles. However users accept full responsibility of what they post. I'd ask ASSEMbler himself.
     
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  4. DevHackr

    DevHackr Enthusiastic Member

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    Ok, will do hex
     
  5. CodeAsm

    CodeAsm ohci_write: Bad offset 30

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    First check Assembler yes, but if allowed, love to see it :D
    otherwise, keep it, wait till NX gets released :p
     
  6. DevHackr

    DevHackr Enthusiastic Member

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    I sent him a message. Waiting for a reply. Regardless if it's allowed here I'd still like to make sure I can preserve it. Does anyone know of how to make a solid image of the HDD
     
  7. derekb

    derekb Well Known Member

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    use a linux distro and do a copy with dd
     
  8. TriState294

    TriState294 Site supporter 2016

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    Exactly. Imaging it sector by sector is the only way to really "preserve" it.

    However, that's not exactly useful in a practical sense. I guess the question is more... "can anyone make sense of this image"?
     
  9. CodeAsm

    CodeAsm ohci_write: Bad offset 30

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    Ow its practical, its an image you can mount in linux and use all kinds of tools on, you can convert it into other images aswell, and under windows hexeditors and other tools can analyse it aswell.
    I do not know what tools the Wii U has (homebrew or sdk) but sure you can convert it to something it likes.

    DD makes a 1on1 copy, you can copy a hdd or even revert back to old state (with exeption of harddrive firmware trickery, like passwords or custom commands, wich we dont see that offten)
    (its less 1on1 on cd/dvd and bluerays mainly because of subchannels and stuff like that (betaarchive has rules for preservation because of this)

    there is a DD for windows, it uses Cygwin i believe, it kinda works, I say kinda, because windows being windows. use linux for dd.
    Ow and if there are any kind of weird filesystems, hiden bootsectors or config bits somewhere outside your favority Fat32 it gets copied :D
     
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  10. Sonny_Jim

    Sonny_Jim Enthusiastic Member

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    You can always use a copy of Clonezilla written to a USB key/CD to clone the drive if you don't fancy installing a Linux distro just to backup a HDD:
    http://www.clonezilla.org/
     
  11. TriState294

    TriState294 Site supporter 2016

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    If you do that, just make sure that you use dd instead of partclone or partimage.
     
  12. Mord.Fustang

    Mord.Fustang Fiery Member

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    If it's only showing 99mb for a 320gb drive, there's chances it's got a host protected area (HPA) on it.
     
  13. ASSEMbler

    ASSEMbler Administrator Staff Member

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    Allowed as it's not going to really do anything for anyone normal. For someone who is looking to do some real jaibreaking it might be useful, but probably not.

    You can't just slap this on a wii u, it's only good for research really.
     
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  14. CodeAsm

    CodeAsm ohci_write: Bad offset 30

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    I knew some "bad" things where invented, thanks for sharing.
     
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  15. Riki

    Riki Peppy Member

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    It's likely encrypted with that Wii U key (different for every console).
     
  16. -=FamilyGuy=-

    -=FamilyGuy=- Site Supporter 2049

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    1) Boot on a linux liveCD (preferred) or get dd for windows from here: http://www.chrysocome.net/dd
    2) Dump the drive to disc using dd -if=source_drive_path -of=destination_folder_pat -bs=1M
    (Check the windows dd page for windows-specific syntax)
     
  17. Flash

    Flash Dauntless Member

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    Yeah, dd FTW if you want to make exact backup.
     
  18. Hiccup

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    Any progress on this?
     
  19. Hiccup

    Hiccup Robust Member

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    CosmoCourtney has posted instructions for dumping the title files from a Wii U kiosk.
     
  20. koko

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    It's been a while, any update on this? I also have a hard drive with a little box, and what looks like a laptop drive. It came with the actual demo kiosk, and a few of the demos arent playable. I'm assuming they are contained on this little box, but I cant figure out how to get it all going.
     

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