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  1. naughtynazgul
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    Ok, i have a 70GB HDD that i use for my PS2 with HDloader. I was wondering if there is some way to create another partition on the HDD or somehow split the HDD to use USB Loader on the Wii and the PS2.

    Is this possible? Or is it only one console or the other?
     
  2. mikeyt1998

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    it is possible. but i hear partitioning with data on the HDD will delete that data.

    i dont exactly know how to partition... i was hopng someone could help me too.

    i just want to make a partition on a 160GB 2.5" HDD. one for pc backup and one for wii crap. i dont think theres more than 40GB of PC that i want to backup and i heard that windows can only partition 40GB, so that'd be fine.
     
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    I haven't tried it, but if you use something like "gparted", you can shrink the partition that already exists, then create an unformatted partition with the empty space. When you start up USB-loader, and it asks you to format, you should be able to choose the other partition. Don't just do this blindly, though, since if you choose the wrong partition, you can lose all your PS2 stuff.

    Hope that helps.
     
  4. maduin

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    I used Paragon Partition Manager 9 Pro to partition my 500GB NTFS to 400GB NTFS and 100GB WBFS, it lets you resize/create partitions without losing data.
     
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    hmm, i dl'd gparted, but i didnt understand it all...

    you can download it as an ISO or a rar. downloaded the rar file coz i cba putting anything on discs i dont have lol

    but when i opened the rar i couldnt get my head round where the application actually was.

    dl'd the free version of partition magic too, can manage to open that one but i couldnt create a partition lol maybe i have to resize the main one and reate a new one like you just mentioned? i dont know, i'l try that now makes more sence now i think about it lol

    EDIT: tried that and it did work, but i couldnt aply changes because i'm on the trial version. what the hell is the point in a program that lets you find out how to do things the hard way, then when you actually figure it out, you cant apply because you are on a trial?!?
     
  6. gumbyscout

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    Who cares?
    Gparted is for linux, you would need to burn off that iso and run it at pc boot.
     
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    ah... balls XD

    yeah i figured it was for linux when i could only see folders for linix in the rar lol

    any ideas which other partition software will do the job without me having to buy the whole thing? i mean, i'm only gonna use the damn thing once to partition this drive. maybe again if i buy a bigger drive lol

    cheers [​IMG] and sorry for stealing the topic XD

    can you get Partition Manager 9 Pro for free? i'm thinking no because it has the word 'pro' lol
     
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    Who cares?
    There is a express version that is supposedly free, I'm downloading it right now to see if it works, it's gonna take a while though :/.
     
  9. mikeyt1998

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    really? whats the size? gparted was 98MB and didnt take too long. even though it never worked lol
     
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    ok heres what you do get unbuntu live cd http://www.ubuntulinux.org/getubuntu/download
    here run the live part once you have control again go to gpartion on the upper right hand side find the drive you want
    then make your partitions one fat 32 for the wii and the other to ntfs if your keeping it for windows
    close it restart and plug it in your wii and youll be good


    if you need to fig out a size just use a cal and it 1024 x how ever many gb you want = the number will be for the size hope it helps hit me up if you all need some help [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  11. MightyMouse

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    it do work perfect

    i know this since i am running my games off a 400gb Partition WSFB and a 100gb FAT32 partition which even geexbox and mplayer-ce 0.4 pick up

    so i can have movies and games on same hdd

    simply wipe your drive

    create two partitons both formatted as FAT32

    when you plug your hdd back into the wii usb loader will give you the choice of which partition to use for games and format it to WSFB...leaving the other partition free for media

    only issue i have noticed is FTPii is unable to mount this partition.

    maybe its because my Fat32 is the 2nd partition and WSFB 1st.

    will try and sort this out.
     
  12. riddle43

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    but some people are trying to keep some storage for windows so the way i said will do that i guess if they have enough room they could do 3 and have 1 for games 1 for videos and 1 for windows hmmm.... sounds good dont you think lol [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    So simple for mac users: Disk utility, select two partitions, FAT32 and unallocated, ok, wait, format with USB loader. But I'd suggest using the Ubuntu Live CD otherwise. Works great! The other partition is for music, movies, etc and the other for backups.
     
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    For those of you on vista simply google "resizing a partition in vista". Vista has built in partition resizing abilities. Its only like 5 or 6 steps, lets you resize any volume that isnt completely filled up. The one downside is I think your maximum shrink size is determined by the amount of contiguous free space you have availible at the END of your partition. Plenty of defragmentation tools can solve that problem though.
     
  15. MightyMouse

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    oh the pure beauty of running OSX :-D

    Disk Util FTW!!!