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    Quote Originally Posted by badmalsx View Post
    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?
    Yes, about 50GB for FAT32 would be about right, gives you room for loads of HBC & WiiWare & other ROMs & EMU stuff and all your covers & options, gives you room to add 2 or more USB loaders as well, so you can find the one you like.

    Just make sure it is partitioned into a primary partition and the FAT32 partition is then marked as active, and it seems to be best if the FAT32 is the 1st partition.

    You will get at least 2 x more games on a WBFS system than on an NTFS system for sure.

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    thank you for the help.

    i will do like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by badmalsx View Post
    thank you for the help.

    i will do like that
    Welcome.

    A few clicks would be nice too

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    so if i'm using a wode, and i want to be able to load iso's how exactly do i partition my hard drive. i thought all i had to do is format the hdd to wfbs and put the iso's in there so they can be copied to the hdd. can someone please explain what steps i need to take.

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    If your using windows and have a completley formated drive just create a primary partition, but don't format it using NTFS or FAT32 and assign it a drive letter. Then open up WBFS and select that drive and click format in WBFS. This will allow you to just select the iso and copy it to the drive. I did a dual partition with the Primary in NTFS and a fat32 partition in hopes to watch movies from the drive, but when everything was done and I copied a game and a movie to each partition I was able to play the game, but not watch the movie although the movie played fine from a USB flash drive. Not sure if it's becuase the WBFS partition or not, but if you DON'T set the WBFS partition to primary it won't load in wiiflow so I didn't have any other choice.

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    just one question comes to mind. Does operating system matter?
    xp in particular?

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    well looks like im going to go buy a western digital HDD
    i guess my question is if i partition my HDD can i increase the size at a later time for more games? i mean i am pretty sure i can but i have not done this procedure before
    oh and so when i partition it i should change it to NTFS? i have wii games downloaded and ready to be played

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    Quote Originally Posted by katachristic View Post
    just one question comes to mind. Does operating system matter?
    xp in particular?
    No, XP is perfect, although I can't see any resolution to the Mac problem posted earlier, except to maybe dual boot option with Win XP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EclpZ View Post
    well looks like im going to go buy a western digital HDD
    i guess my question is if i partition my HDD can i increase the size at a later time for more games? i mean i am pretty sure i can but i have not done this procedure before
    That's a dangerous game, as WBFS is not a windows native OS it can be extremely hazardous to change partition sizes later, best to get the partitions done properly from the off.

    What size of drive do you plan on getting, and what is it going to be used form only Wii or other things too?

    Quote Originally Posted by EclpZ View Post
    oh and so when i partition it i should change it to NTFS? i have wii games downloaded and ready to be played
    Nope, best to get it partitioned (without formatting at the partitioning stage) with a small partition for FAT32 and the largest partition for WBFS, when you have the sizes right, then format.
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    I have a 250gb Simpletech external HDD.I have some files on there that I don't want to delete and I would still like to be able to use it for adding other files as well.Is it possible to set a partition for the files I want to keep plus leaving a few GB's for other files and use the rest of the free space formatted for Wii games to be played on the Wii?

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