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    Well after messing with mine and trying everything under the sun I finally got it working correctly again. Latest attempt I installed WiiFlow and I had the same issues I was having with GX. My problem turned out to be a cable issue. I was using one cable for connecting to Wii and another to install games from computer. For some reason I kept the cable that I connect to the Wii on the hdd and just used it to install a new game-worked. Installed 5 more and they also worked. Went back to the cable I typically use and error returned.

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    multiple WBFS partitions...hmm

    When ripping from originals (using wiiflow) would it automatically rip tothe second partition when full?

    Also when loading would it be able to see both WBFS partitions or is this a trick you can only pull off in configurable USB loader by specifying a drive letter?

    I have made to WBFS partitions and have ripped 3 of my games as a test.

    If wiiflow wouldnt be able to see the 2nd for read/write i might as well merge now.

    Thanks in advance

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    multiple WBFS partitions and wiiflow

    Well i used WBFS manager to copy one game to the secondary WBFS partition, deleted it from the first. Loaded up wiiflow and it could only see partition one (Lowest drive letter). All the games had been ripped to this by default but now it could only see the games on the primary 'active' drive. Merging the two together as 700GB drive.

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    Partition manager for 64 bit system

    The two easeus downloads in the beginning of the post are for 32 bit systems. I have located V3.0 , works with windows7 x64. If you want to add it to this thread pm mii and let mii know how to add it.. Took mii a while to figure it out but I got it working.
    4.2U / Priiloader / CiosX d2x v6/1TB WD fat32/Wiiflow r415
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    Softmod any 4.2 Wii

    Playing Games from USB

    NSMB level editor (Reggie)

    WiiFlow

    Problematic Games?

    Custom Game Channels


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    Quote Originally Posted by lfc4ever View Post
    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.
    I have to agree with you. As far as I know there aren't even 500 Wii games in existance so going to multiple partitions seems like a solution to a problem that nobody has. Even if there were 500 games nobody can say they are all worth playing.

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    Hi ppl,

    Iīve a doubt about the partitions.

    I know that WBFS partition must be Primary and Active.

    But in the tutorial it says that NTFS partitions are used for ISOS and can be load by wii.

    My questions is, if i create WBFS as a small partition (primary and active) and the rest of the HD with NTFS is it possible to load the games in that partition?

    Thank you for your time

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    Quote Originally Posted by badmalsx View Post
    Hi ppl,

    Iīve a doubt about the partitions.

    I know that WBFS partition must be Primary and Active.

    But in the tutorial it says that NTFS partitions are used for ISOS and can be load by wii.

    My questions is, if i create WBFS as a small partition (primary and active) and the rest of the HD with NTFS is it possible to load the games in that partition?

    Thank you for your time
    I don't think you have yet grasped what you are wanting to do & why, which is prob why you have a doubt.

    There is no need to have both ISOs & WBFS scrubbed games on the same drive attached to your Wii.

    WBFS partition does not need to be the active partition.

    You should be looking at a small FAT32 partition and either/or an NTFS partition for ISOs (all are 4.3GB in size so you lose space very quickly) or a WBFS partition upon which WBFS Manager or your USB Loader can load games onto the drive and scrub the wastage out (on average WBFS games will work out to be 2GB in size - so 100 WBFS games will be about 200GB but 100 ISO games will be 430GB - so make sure you make the right choice to start with)

    If you are still not sure, then keep asking questions before you start partitioning, it's easier to fix before you start then when you have done all the hard work and then not happy with the outcome.

    If it's a very large drive, then you can have FAT32 - WBFS - NTFS partitions and have some NTFS space for backup files from your PC.

    Just try to make sure you understand in your head what you wish to achieve.

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    you are saying that when the games are riped (i suppose is that what happen) the donīt lose functions?

    Iīm asking this because a pc-game rip usually lose some.

    In the case of everything stays the same i should do:

    1st Partition - WBSF

    2nd Partition - NTFS

    This way i donīt need a FAT32 partition correct?

    Thank you

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    No - there is nothing lost when a Wii Games is ripped (it is called scrubbed).

    A PC Game uses all the data on the disk and only needs to put on the disk that data - a 1GB game will only take 1GB of space on the disk, a Wii Game has to use all the space on the DVD, so a 500MB game will take up all the 4.3GB and a 3GB game will also take up all the 4.3GB, it is the way the Wii Drive reads DVDRs, so they are "padded" out to fill the space up, when the padded space is removed then a game is scrubbed and only takes up that space on your hard drive.

    So I ask again, why and for what reason do you think you need WFBS & NTFS partitions on your Wii drive, and no FAT32 partition?

    Having a FAT32 partition saves having all the hassle of having to use SD Cards, they are slow compared to what a FAT32 partition for USB Loaders & Covers & saved option can do for you.

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    i was just trying to undestand the system.

    In your opinion a FAT32 and WFBS is the best optimization.

    Now just need to know the order of the partitions.

    1st Partition - FAT32 (small one)

    2nd Partion - WFBS (Games partition)

    Is this the right way?

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