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    Possible to partition a USB Hard drive and still use for a wii?

    i just bought an external hard drive (500 GB USB) and i want to be able to partition it so i can have 100 gb for regular computer use and the rest for wii usage, is this possible? Also, can someone point me to a guide where i can learn how to set up the external HDD for the wii?
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    If you want the rest of the hdd just for wii games you need to format the partition to WBFS most USB loaders will do this just plug usb into wii or you could use WBFS manager 3.0 on your pc

    Just use the search bar there is a few guides on how to everything usb

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    but in WBFS manager, how can i specify how much space to use as a WBFS partition?

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    You have to create an extra logical partition in the drive. Keep 400 Gig as the Physical drive and 100 Gig as the logical drive. They'll be assigned different letters and as long as you choose the correct one in WBFS you can format it as WBFS no problem.

    The WBFS drive MUST be primary and MUST be marked as active.

    I used Partition Magic 8.0 to accomplish this but Easeus (another partition software) also works, apparently you can do it in Windows too.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    thank you i used the windows method, even though i do have partition magic 8 on hand. It works well thanks a lot.

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    hi
    is there any way to partition it so u can use partition A for wii and partition B for avi to play on 360
    the wii partition works fine but not got the avi to work on 360

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mosse33 View Post
    hi
    is there any way to partition it so u can use partition A for wii and partition B for avi to play on 360
    the wii partition works fine but not got the avi to work on 360

    thanks
    What format do you have the partition what formats does the 360 use and why don't you just play the movies on the wii using geexbox that is what i use have all my movies on the second partition on the HDD

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckydog82 View Post
    What format do you have the partition what formats does the 360 use and why don't you just play the movies on the wii using geexbox that is what i use have all my movies on the second partition on the HDD
    the wii partition is wbfs and the other is fat 32 and xbox wont read it and ive tried nstc still no look

    were do i get geexbox from and what do i do with it
    thanks

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    I used Partition Magic too, but my FAT32 partition for for the wii as well, HBC uses it, as does my USBloader for covers and settings - no SD card required.

    I simply FTP my wads over to the wad dir on the hard drive and use wadmanager 1.5 to install them.

    I do have an SD card in, but its a 32GB with all my wiiware - VC - and channels that wont fit in the NAND. The system menu will read this large SD but no homebrew will

    What would be cool is for wadmanager to be able to read it and install to it.

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    Make sure both partitions are Primary.

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