Confused noob just getting started
My ultimate goal is to add an external hdd to my wii for back-up storage. Like other's have mentioned, I've a child that belives that Wii disks make great drink coasters. Already had to have a couple resurfaced to eliminate the scratches. For budget reasons I have to do this all in stages. So my first goal is to get Homebrew installed. This seems like a good place to start my venture into hacking my wii.
Where I'm getting confused is conflicting advice in the sticky's that I've read on this site. One sticky says I need an SD card formated to fat32, another says sdhc is okay. And I'm also wondering if I should use a dedicated card for all my hacking efforts and not touch the one I already have in my console?
While I'm not ready yet to install the hdd. (This I'm calling stage 2) I am researching/reading about it. Where I'm getting confused is which file system to use. One sticky says to split what ever dirve I get into two partitions, one being fat32 and the other being WBFS. Yet another sticky claims that I should only use fat 32. Which is best?
My next quandry has to do with usb ports. I understand that I will need to use the bottom/left (the one closest to the edge) for my eventuall hdd addition. This leaves just one usb port for everything else. Can I use a USB multi-port on this? So I can plug the two microphones my wife and daughter use and the usb powered rechargable battery station I wanna get next into it? Or will this cause issues?