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    Quote Originally Posted by jwmghf View Post
    Cool. I get cha. But with FAT32, when you say it's just for covers and stuff, Do you mean it's like a couple of kilobytes or so for the covers and stuff?? If that's the case, that's the stuff I am willing to blow off.

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    some kilobytes or some gigabytes
    some of us use that for vc games, nes games. snes games, N64 games etc. etc. all the emulated things it can take lot of space löl
    transfer ur sd, save games, homeberw stuff, wads etc. etc.
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    This is all good info. I'll post back Wednesday, because the drive come in on Tues. Thanks so much for the input and if I have any ?'s I'll be back here. You guys are great!!!!

    Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonFlly25 View Post
    some kilobytes or some gigabytes
    some of us use that for vc games, nes games. snes games, N64 games etc. etc. all the emulated things it can take lot of space löl
    transfer ur sd, save games, homeberw stuff, wads etc. etc.
    Is there a good place to look and se how to set the hard drive up to use a SNES9x.wad and play the roms from the hard drive?

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    Hey guys:

    I'm back. I got my wii hdd and I'm ready to follow the, "Loading, Ripping, and Playing Wii Game Backups from an External USB Hard Disk Drive" guide.

    When I plugged the Western Digital Wii hdd into my rig, it loaded just like any other drive(it didn't run any software setup programs that I saw). It did have some software on it, but, I "MOVED" it to a different drive so now its just empty.

    Quote Originally Posted by GazNicki View Post
    It should be noted that if you intend to use the USB FAT32 partition to house the covers for your games and the settings files and theme files for the loader, it will have to be the FIRST partition on the HDD.

    I deleted the partition as per the guide. Now do I need to create my fat32 partion before I run WBFS Manager and create the WBFS partition?? Or just go ahead and create the WBFS partition???

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    I formatted the wii hdd. I left 50gb unallocated. The rest is WBFS) I would like to make the fat32 about 2gb and the rest ntsf for whatever else. I'm not sure how to make the usb fat32 partition be the "1st partition"??? I put about 6 games on the partition and I would like to rip the rest right off of the dvds. I have to load up USB Loader GX. I am going to need a little advice on setting up USB Loader GX. I'm not sure if I simply add the folders to the sd stick and leave the other folders that are on there alone or if I have to remove them first. Or maybe load the files right on the fat32 of usb hdd??

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    The WBFS partition needs to first, primary and active. The FAT32 partition should be second (not first) and primary. NTFS should be third and primary.

    In the settings within USB Loader, you can change the paths for the covers to your usb hdd. If you have them on your sd card already, you will need to move them to the hd or redownload them.

    you can also install usbloadergx fully on your hdd as if it was on the sd. I have USB LoaderGX and Wiiflow both running this way. I would recomend this setup and also suggest you do a fresh install of your loader after the hdd is partitioned

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    I would echo DragonFlly25 and suggest a larger partition for the fat32, I have 32gb.

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    Thanks for chiming in Cliffwalker. I don't know if you read thru the thread but I was told that the fat32 should be first, then the wbfs. I am currently set up as the later. What I don't see is how you know if your partition is active?? I see that its Primary, but, not active. Where would I look for that?

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    All the tuts I have read on this site and others have the WBFS First in order for the usb loaders to work. The HBC should see your second FAT32 partition. Maybe it works both ways? I don't know what you are using to make partitions, but if in windows disk management you can just right click on the partition and make it active.

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    Thanks. Making the drive active was a piece of cake!!! I guess I'll try my drive the way its set up now and see if it works. If it doesn't, I will re-prioritize my partitions.

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    Yeah, I don't think it matters if Fat32 is in front of the WBFS partition or behind. I've done both and both seemed to work.

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