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    Hi,

    I have a Freecom Classic 250GB USB drive. It was previously formatted in NTFS, and XP would not give me an option to format FAT32. So I used a utility called FAT32format.exe. This partitioned my drive to FAT32 with 232GB available space, all good so far...

    I then installed WBFS manager v3.0, and chose the option to format the USB drive e: WBFS manager has formatted the *whole* drive to WBFS, however, I was hoping to keep about 32GB as FAT32.

    Is it possible for WBFS manager to only format a certain portion of the disk as WBFS?


    *There was also another question. I have a number of backed up games on DVD-R, if I want to dump these onto the WBFS drive, is it just a matter of using Nero and creating an ISO image, or is there an easier way.
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    You need to partition the hard drive into two then format one for wbfs and the other for fat32

    To get your backups onto the wbfs drive put the disk into the wii and use something like usb loader to add them to the hard drive.

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    Thanks Derek, I will give that a try.

    When you say format into 2, do you mean on Windows Disk Management, or from within the WBFS Manager GUI, as I can't seem to find an option within WBFS manager to format the drive into two partitions.

    Also on Windows Disk Management it doesn't give me the option either.
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    Use windows to create 2 partitions.
    Format each with fat32 then format (the primary partition, I think) with wbfs

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    How to particion your Hard Disk Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by suky321 View Post
    Thanks Derek, I will give that a try.

    When you say format into 2, do you mean on Windows Disk Management, or from within the WBFS Manager GUI, as I can't seem to find an option within WBFS manager to format the drive into two partitions.

    Also on Windows Disk Management it doesn't give me the option either.
    You need to Particion the your external Hard Drive so it is in 2 parts i.e it shows up like two seperate drive for example drive F and G.

    This is how to Partician you Hard Disk Drive.
    Works with both Vista and XP

    Step 1 Start the Command Prompt. (Start, Run and type cmd and press enter) or alternativly (start, all programs, accessories, command prompt)

    Step 2 Type "FDISK" (without the quots) and press enterThe partition window will appear with menu options.

    Step 3 Enter 5 if you're partitioning a second drive, and select the drive; otherwise, skip to the next step.

    Step 4 Enter 1 (Create DOS Partition or Logical DOS Drive).

    Step 5 Enter 2 (Create Extended DOS) to create a partition.

    Step 6 Enter N when the program asks if you want to use the maximum available size.

    Step 7 Designate the amount of disk space to allocate to the second partition (the partition will be assigned the next drive letter).

    Step 8 Type a name for the new partition and press Enter. The partition menu will appear.

    Step 9 Repeat steps 5 through 8 to create additional partitions.

    Step 10 Press Esc to exit the partition command.

    Step 11 Format the newly created partitions.

    Hope this Helps!! :0)
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    OK, I've now created two partitions in Windows. Formatted the first 200GB to FAT32. Then formatted the second partition 38GB to FAT32.

    Now I've formatted the 200GB partition to WBFS using WBFS manager. I've used MagicISO to create an ISO of my game. Loaded it onto the drive and downloaded the cover.

    Now to test on USB Loader...

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    OK, I've tested now and get a -6 error, no wbfs partition detected. Tried with USB Loader 1.4, and 1.5, USB Loader GX, Neogamma R7. None worked even though partition was formatted with WBFS with the WBFS manager and an ISO uploaded to the device (freecom 250GB classic drive) says supported for USB Loader GX on the matrix.

    Oh well, I'll buy a 500GB WD my book essential next week, hopefully that should do the trick.

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    make sure the wbfs partition is set to primary and active.

    try the other usb port, only the outside port will work with a HDD.

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    Hi I am having trouble formating the drive to fat32
    I've partitioned the drive into 2 raw drives
    one is 100 gig
    the other 220 gig
    what programs do you use for making a fat32 partition and a WBFS partition ??
    thanks

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    Hi I am having trouble formating the drive to fat32
    I've partitioned the drive into 2 raw drives
    one is 100 gig
    the other 220 gig
    what programs do you use for making a fat32 partition and a WBFS partition ??
    thanks

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