How to create multiple partitions on your USB HDD.
[SPOILER=THIS GUIDE IS NOW ARCHIVED. THANKS FAVS FOR ALL YOUR WORK ON THIS!]IF YOU FAIL TO BACKUP YOUR HDD BEFORE YOU FORMAT THATS NOT MY FAULT!!
Thanks to the guys in the IRC for that. :)
In this tutorial I'm going to show you to the best of my ability how to create multiple partitions on your USB HDD so that you may use it with a USB Loader or the WODE.
EASEUS Partition Master
EASEUS Partition Master
WBFSManager by AlexDP
WBFS Manager - Release: WBFS Manager 3.0
1. Download the above programs and install them.
2. Get your USB HDD ready. In this example I'll be using my 120GB Seagate HDD but I highly recommend using a Western Digital My Passport Essential as they have high compatability.
3. Plug your HDD into your PC/Laptop and BACKUP any files which you wish to keep.
4. Open up EASEUS Partition Master.
5. Select the drive and choose resize/Move.
6. Now that you have 2 partitions change the drive Letter of the second to the letter above the first partition by right clicking the partiton and selecting Advanced followed by Change Drive Letter.
7. Now that you've set a new Drive Letter for your secondary partition it's time to create your first partiton which should be unallocated. Just select it and choose Create.
8. Now that your first partition is ready it's time to set it to Active. Select the partition, right click, select Advanced followed by Set Active.
9. Now that you've done that it's time to change the format of the second partition. Just select the second partition and choose format and then select FAT32.
10. Now that you've done all that select Apply and wait for it to finish.
Now it's time to format the first partiton to WBFS for use with a USB Loader.
1. Open WBFSManager and select your Drive Letter from the drop down list and then choose format.
2. After you format the HDD click load and it should load the newly formatted drive.
3. Choose Browse and a pop-up box will open, just choose the directory with your ISOs and choose the ones to add.
4. Click Add to Drive and wait for it to finish. Don't open programs while this process is occuring as it can cause errors.
5. You now have your ISOs on your HDD and ready to use.
I hope this has helped and remember to thank me if it has been of help to you and please refrain from asking stupid questions.
Just to clarify some things.
- Need to have a WBFS partition set to Primary and Active to read and dump Wii games.
- NTFS - Read only, works with Wii and GC ISOs, no ripping.
- WBFS - Same as any USB Loader.
- FAT32 - Read and rip GC ISOs only.
- Ext3FS - Pure ISO dump.
- WiFi/SAMBA - Pure ISO dump.
Thanks to TheArtificer for the above information on the WODE. :)[/SPOILER]