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    Partition an SD Card?

    Hi everyone ,

    I was wondering if it's possible to have both homebrew apps and Wii game backups all on my 8GB SD card? I'm using WBFS manager. But it seems I can't figure out if there is a possible way to have backups and apps on my SD card. Hopefully I posted this in right place and can get some help.

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    If it is possible, (Vista users) you need to click start, right click "My Computer", click "Manage", and then click "Disk Management". Find your device and right click "Shrink Volume".

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    Not sure if it'll let me. I may have titled my thread wrong. Maybe I don't need to create a new partition. I was thinking that there would be a app or something that would allow both my homebrew and backups all on one SD card.

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    Homebrew, apps, wads etc. use format fat,fat32
    Wii backups use format wbfs
    You cannot have two formats in the same partition, therefore two partitions with different formats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derekcranson View Post
    Homebrew, apps, wads etc. use format fat,fat32
    Wii backups use format wbfs
    You cannot have two formats in the same partition, therefore two partitions with different formats.
    So there is no possible way to make two paritions on my SD card to support my needs?

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    Apparently Arconis Disk Director supports partitioning of SD cards but it'll cost you. Or for free you can use ubuntu live cd as detailed here

    Seems a bit of a pain just to split a paltry 8GB though. I'd be tempted to plug in a USB to SD reader in the back and invest in another SD card.

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    shutup you guys. it is possible.

    a fact of life - NEVER use anything made by windows unless you seriously have to. windows patition manager sucks. use this.

    Free Download Partition Manager software.

    oh, btw, make sure the partition you have your wii games on is a primary partition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThetaSigma View Post
    shutup you guys. it is possible.

    a fact of life - NEVER use anything made by windows unless you seriously have to. windows patition manager sucks. use this.

    Free Download Partition Manager software.

    oh, btw, make sure the partition you have your wii games on is a primary partition.
    Hi ThetaSigma. First off, thanks for the reply. As for this program, I can't seem to get my SD card to show.

    I did however get Arconis Disk Director to make two partitions on my SD card. Both are set as Primary. I formatted the card through my Wii with my Loader to WBFS. So all went well there. Now, I can't seem to get WBFS Manager to identify my WBFS partition. That's where I'm stuck.

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    This might just me being silly but can you really have two primary partitions and have it actually work? WBFS manager needs the WBFS as primary partition and perhaps by setting the Fat/Fat32 partition as primary you have negated that. Just a thought.

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    Yeah, makes me wonder if this is even possible with an SD card. Setting the WBFS partition to primary doesn't seems to work. I haven't tried making my homebrew partition logical and the WBFS partition primary.. still don't think it'll work. Seems WBFS Manager doesn't see the second partition. The drive letter doesn't show up in the list. I keep thinking all this is possible, but I've been told make partitions on an SD card doesn't work well at all, atleast with Windows. I just don't want to give my hopes up yet.

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