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    Quote Originally Posted by marvs View Post
    Ok I have a question about partitioning a hdd. I have a accomdata 1tb drive already formatted to wbfs and has over a 100 games on it (over 300 gigs) and it works great. My question is can I add a second FAT32 partition to the drive without having to backup my games and reformat the harddrive from scratch? I was wondering if I could use partition magic to shrink the current wbfs partition by like 50-100 gigs turning that space to unallocated space and then create and format that space to FAT32. Do you guys think that will work? I would like to put all my emulator games and wiiware games in this area of the hdd. Thanks for all the help guys you all are the best.
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    FREE Resize/Move FAT32 & NTFS Partitions in Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 and Windows Server 2000/2003/2008. Enlarge or extend (system) Partition - EASEUS Partition Master Manual

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    Thank you for ur reply. This is my goal as someone in this thread has already accomplished it.

    Partition 1: 650 gig wbfs (Will contain A-L wii games)
    Partition 2: 650 gig wbfs (Will contain M-Z wii games)
    Partition 3: 100 gig fat32 (wad and stuff)

    How would I set partition 2 to allow wfbs to see it if partition 1 is the only one active?

    All partitions are set to primary, however only partition 1 is set to active. The others are set to none.

    Any help is appreciated. Thank u again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyngo View Post
    Thank you for ur reply. This is my goal as someone in this thread has already accomplished it.

    Partition 1: 650 gig wbfs (Will contain A-L wii games)
    Partition 2: 650 gig wbfs (Will contain M-Z wii games)
    Partition 3: 100 gig fat32 (wad and stuff)

    How would I set partition 2 to allow wfbs to see it if partition 1 is the only one active?

    All partitions are set to primary, however only partition 1 is set to active. The others are set to none.

    Any help is appreciated. Thank u again.
    WFBS Manager will see any drive or partition you want it to, it doesn't have to active, provided you have the USB Drive attached to the PC for it to see it of course, plug it in & point WFBS Manager to the partition of the drive you want formatted (after partitioning to the required sizes) to WBFS and hit format. So the remaining FAT32 partition will be the one active partition in that scenario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyngo View Post
    Thank you for ur reply. This is my goal as someone in this thread has already accomplished it.

    Partition 1: 650 gig wbfs (Will contain A-L wii games)
    Partition 2: 650 gig wbfs (Will contain M-Z wii games)
    Partition 3: 100 gig fat32 (wad and stuff)

    How would I set partition 2 to allow wfbs to see it if partition 1 is the only one active?

    All partitions are set to primary, however only partition 1 is set to active. The others are set to none.

    Any help is appreciated. Thank u again.
    I'm curious why do you want 2 partions for your Wii games, why not just one??
    Currently i have my USB harddrive set up with:
    1 wbfs partition (primary)
    1 fat32 partition (primary/active)
    I found by having the fat32 "active" i can load apps and wads from the harddrive

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket-04 View Post
    I'm curious why do you want 2 partions for your Wii games, why not just one??
    500 games per partition limitation.

    As to what & why anyone is doing with over 500 games (or needs that many!) is beyond me though, but hey, each to their own.

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    Thank u for ur reply and help. I will try it tonight after my hard drive finish partitioning...

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    I've tried doing this and believe I've followed the guide correctly but haven't had any luck getting it to work on my WD 500GB HDD. This is what it looks like (drives: I & K).

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    I've tried swapping the active from drive I to K and still didn't work. End result is black screen and Wii restarts. I can however burn the same iso I put on the drive to dvd and install it to the hdd via USB Loader GX and it'll work. All setting are fine, given game will work as it should if installing from dvd like I mentioned.

    Any ideas or see something on the partitioning that is incorrect?

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    This is what I have as my setup... and it doesnt work with gx loader...

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    It's been awhile since I've looked at this but are those unformatted sections in WBFS?

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    yea opened it in wbfs manager formated both and loaded 10 games each to test

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