Partitioning HDD Questions Redux
Seeing how my last post somehow got corrupted, here I go again (Moral of the story copy and paste your messages to a notepad file before submitting you might lose it during the post, it is not the first time I have encountered a PHP/MYSQL error on this site) ... sigh ...
Before anyone says it, Yes I used the Search Function before posting. With that being said, this thread serves to show my findings and ask questions based on the conflicting threads I have read.
I bought a 16 GB SDHC card to be dedicated for my Wii apps. The external HDD is mostly for my GameCube and Wii game backups and possibly some Computer backup files. I want to partition my HDD using FAT32 and NTFS. I have a brand new 1.5TB External HDD. I know I will need FAT32 if I ever want to run Homebrew apps and GameCube games off the external. I also know FAT32 has a max file size of 4 GB. Which is why I want to have NTFS for my Wii backups and any computer files.
How big would you recommend partitioning the FAT32 and NTFS Partitions?
How big are typical GameCube game backups? How big are typical Wii game backups? (I read that most Wii game backups are around 2.5 GBs)
Which partition needs to be set as Primary and Active? (I read that the FAT32 would need to be set as Primary and Active. I also read someone set both partitions to Primary and Active, but this does not make much sense. Also if the FAT32 is Primary and Active will I still be able to use the NTFS partition on the Wii?
Will I still be able to use both Partitions for the USB Loaders?
I have read both FAT32 and NTFS Partition guides. Why is there no guide detailing the specifics to have a dual partition?
Off Topic: When soft modding your Wii, the guide has you format your SD card multiple times throughout the guide. After I performed the backup the guides has your remove the BootMii folder and the backup files and has you format the SD card. Wouldn't you want to keep the BootMii folder on the SD card? If I go to the Homebrew Channel now and select the BootMii option, wii it error since that folder is now gone? Also after installing Priiloader the guide has you format your SD card. I saved the Priiloader settings after installing and configuring the Priiloader Hacks. AFter that step though the guide has you format your SD card one last time. Will this make you lose your Priiloader settings? When I connected my Wii to my wifi, it asked me if I wanted to download an update, which I declined. But Priiloader should have prevented that right? I am just confused as to why the guide would have you remove these files. Right now my SD just has the App Pack it says to put on it.