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    ok cool. Thanks. hope this clarifes aother peoples questions.

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    Great tutorial. Lovin this site!

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    Correct config before formatting?

    Hi all,

    Just recently got a 500gb external, and wondered what would be the best way to format / access it for wii use.

    I am looking at using 400 or 450 gb wbfs partition for loading my games, now, I would like to be able to remove the sd card and place the info from the sd on to the hd, now is it best to have a partition fat32 or ntfs, would the fat or ntfs be first or last i.e. in front or behind the wbfs, as i have seen a lot of conflicting info.
    I have no problems partitioning, just wondered what would be the best order to place them in.
    I have recently put together a small 40gb external for testing and this is wbfs then ntfs, but someone else said oooohhh dear, big mistake, get rid of the ntfs and replace it with fat32, but they did'nt give a reason. (this external has not been tested yet though).

    I would like to have my covers and loaders also loading from the external so its doubly important i get it right the first time and not have to knob about later on.
    also would like to rip a few from me brotherinlaw, so another reason to get it right.

    would really appreciate any guidance chaps...

    sadsack

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadsack View Post
    but someone else said oooohhh dear, big mistake, get rid of the ntfs and replace it with fat32, but they did'nt give a reason. (this external has not been tested yet though).

    I would like to have my covers and loaders also loading from the external so its doubly important i get it right the first time and not have to knob about later on.
    also would like to rip a few from me brotherinlaw, so another reason to get it right.

    would really appreciate any guidance chaps...

    sadsack
    Full FAT32, no need for WBFS or NTFS.

    It is explained why in these threads:

    http://www.wiihacks.com/wiihacks-new...loader-gx.html

    http://www.wiihacks.com/wiihacks-new...s-manager.html

    Download the Game Manager & USB Loader GX as mentioned, after reading the threads you will understand why that someone else suggested why FAT32 was the way forward
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    thanks for that lfc4ever,

    wouldn't fat32 use up all 4.3gb per disc though, whereas wbfs only used what is required, allowing for many more titles to be installed.

    I have just read one of your post's about a scrubber, now i haven't got a clue what it is but guess work tell's me that a scrubber program would keep only the information required to run and thus shrinking the iso, would this be correct.

    also i thought there was a size limit when using fat32?.

    I did see that Configurable USB Loader +GUI seems to have the best compatibility.

    any replies would be very welcome.
    sadsack

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadsack View Post
    thanks for that lfc4ever,

    wouldn't fat32 use up all 4.3gb per disc though, whereas wbfs only used what is required, allowing for many more titles to be installed.

    I have just read one of your post's about a scrubber, now i haven't got a clue what it is but guess work tell's me that a scrubber program would keep only the information required to run and thus shrinking the iso, would this be correct.

    also i thought there was a size limit when using fat32?.

    I did see that Configurable USB Loader +GUI seems to have the best compatibility.

    any replies would be very welcome.
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    There's another thread where this topic get discussed and answers you at the same time, saves me having to repeat myself today

    The last post by me answers your first point, and your size limit is answered in there too.

    http://www.wiihacks.com/wiihacks-new...tml#post294241
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    I can see where your going lfc4ever,
    but me being a stickler for putting thing in boxes where i can find them, is there any reason why i couldn't split the 500gb into say 450 and a 50 both being fat32, the 450 for games and the smaller one for loaders tools ect...

    I did smile to myself when i read your post about taking posts for gospel, and people go away and do exactly what there told.
    I have know printed out 5 different guides on hacking the wii, all guides are almost identical when it comes to homebrew, but then that's where things take a turn for the worse.
    Yes you must do it this way or suffer the consequences, NO don't ever do that because this will happen, I have came to the conclusion that their is no definitive guide.
    And it's only taken me two weeks to realize it.

    Thanks for your guidance all posts are always helpful.

    sadsack

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadsack View Post
    I can see where your going lfc4ever,
    but me being a stickler for putting thing in boxes where i can find them, is there any reason why i couldn't split the 500gb into say 450 and a 50 both being fat32, the 450 for games and the smaller one for loaders tools ect...

    I did smile to myself when i read your post about taking posts for gospel, and people go away and do exactly what there told.
    I have know printed out 5 different guides on hacking the wii, all guides are almost identical when it comes to homebrew, but then that's where things take a turn for the worse.
    Yes you must do it this way or suffer the consequences, NO don't ever do that because this will happen, I have came to the conclusion that their is no definitive guide.
    And it's only taken me two weeks to realize it.

    Thanks for your guidance all posts are always helpful.

    sadsack
    The problem with partitioning drives for other systems besides windows is the mark as active problem, as many have found, it works one way for some and another way for others. So to avoid this in totality is to go down the single partition route.

    You can still put things in boxes, go back to the last link, the last post, and you can see that others are creating Folders on the drive to be able to manage it better, such as:

    Games
    Media
    Misc

    Or however you wish to name things of course.

    And having a single partition on a single drive means you will be able to run all your games & loaders, your homebrew (just copy your SD card over and it will all work), run WiiWare, and anything else you care to mention and it just works without having to fiddle about with active or primary partitions or formats that nothing else but the Wii can read (WBFS).

    The only reason to have a small FAT32 partition in the first place was to get the drive to work on the Wii without the need for the slow SD Card, so why not abolish the need for multiple partitions as well from the off, much better to manage and to handle.

    Cheers.
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    Thank you for your information lfc4ever,

    So its just a case of getting the loader directed to a folder rather than just seeing the whole HD.

    I may just do it this way and see what happens.

    ttfn

    sadsack

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