Best way to now make a bootable image? Or ?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by converted, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. converted
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    Might be a dumb question... image of my external HD ? Hi guys - have been busy transferring all of my 'backups' to my USB HD and all games are working great with Configurable USB Loader. It's taken some time of course so I was wondering what you guys have done with respect to keeping a backup. I'm willing to go out and buy another same type external HD just to have for safe keeping if this one ever goes on me... but how to transfer everything over ? Easy as drag and drop everything at once from one drive to the other while plugged into my PC?

    OR - Do I require some type of software that creates a bootable type image or ? I use SuperDuper for my MAC but of course it doesn't work with FAT32. Not totally sure if this whole mod thing creates the external drive with a bootable portion for the Wii or not... if I can just copy > paste to another drive to use as a backup that would be sweet. Is it as simple as that or ???

    Thanks !
     
  2. mvgc3

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    If your drive is FAT or NTFS, drag and drop will work just fine. If it's WBFS you'll need to use a backup manager, but you should be able to use that to move all your games over from one to the other.
     
  3. converted
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    Yeah my main game drive is currently FAT32 ( I used the formatter that was provided with ModMii ).

    Ok - will use the formatter again on my backup drive and simply copy > paste everything over. Awesome thanks... I was just worried that there was some special boot partition or something so that process wouldn't entirely work.

    Cheers...
     
  4. DeadlyFoez

    DeadlyFoez GBAtemp Guru

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    When in doubt, norton ghost with the 'image all' option works great. It will do a bit by bit clone of the hard drive, but you have to make sure that the destination drive is same size or greater than the source drive.