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    this may sound stupid but....

    i have 1tb buffalo set as wbfs, is there a way to reformat and get 2 partitions without formatting the whole drive first?? only got 80g hdd on pc so couldn't fit the 250g worth of iso's on it..

    i.e create secondary partition with first still active and running?? i know you can do it on ntfs system but what about wbfs??

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    Ca Rule of Thumb for Dual Booting

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirkec23 View Post
    Wish I had such a good and detail tutorial when partitioned HDD. I spent so much time on that.
    Just one thing: if you want to use FAT32 partition instead SD card, that partition need to be set as active, not WBFS! And, of course, all partitions must be primary!
    And again, thank you for your efforts!
    I thought I'd just mention one more thing in case anyone has overlooked this small but significant detail. In order to set fat32 to active, it must be the first partition of your HDD and then WBFS partition to follow. After that, you must go to the settings menu of your USB Loader and the set the partition you want to load your Wii games from. Otherwise, it will not work.

    Correct me if I'm wrong guys but as a rule of thumb, you always want to install the older boot technology first. The FAT32 tech is older than the WBFS tech and that's why it has to be set up as the first partition. If you want to dual boot 2 Windows OS's, same thing. For example, you MUST install WinNT before WinXP, otherwise WinNT won't work.

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    I don't know about you but I've set my dive up as I have stated in the tutorial and it works perfectly fine and even autoboots when I plug it into my laptop and works fine without any problems with the WODE and even USB Loader GX.

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    Add my 2 cents..

    I have a 1TB Iomega, partition with 500GB WFBS and then the other 500GB formatted with Windows XP.
    Originally the FAT32 partition was not recognized with WAD Manager of Homebrew. I used (Partition Magic 10) to reformat it and bingo, it worked. Go figure!

    Everything installs in the USB and I recently got going the Wii64, copied across 5 gig of games, works like a charm. The plan is to add all the emulators and roms... waiting patiently for Mame to improve....

    Wiihacks rocks

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    WBFS is recommended for the Wii as it reduces the file size of the isos and allows you to store more of them.

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    Thanks Favs, great tut, worked first try!
    I used an iomega 1TB HDD. Started with one partition(NTFS). Formatted to three...1st as fat32(converted to wbfs), 2nd as Fat32, and 3rd as NTFS. Just ripped my first game no problems!
    The only thing I had a question about was if i should make each partition primary or logical, and after a bit of googling found out that you can have up to 4 primary on one HDD and you can divide up each of those 4 into 4 logical drives(max 16 partitions per HDD).
    Thanks again

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    You are just wasting space just format fat32 prime and WBFS second partition WBFS prime and active windows will happily off of fat 32 the slight increase in speed is not worth NTFS just have a your windows files in a folder.
    Wii,, wasabi dx,, H/B,, 4.1E,, 320Gig WBFS/FAT32,, Bootmii/boot2,, CISO38rev17,, Hernes222/223 v4,, Usbloader gx 899,,

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    Just wanted to say thanks for the tut. I spend many hours looking for this. Your info was spot on and everything worked perfectly...

    Thanks again,
    -Trey

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    oKay i did what the guide sayss, i gave the one where i put the games i:, the other one t:, it keeps on detecting t:, rather than i: which has the games

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    nvm fixed the problem had it set to ntfs

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