Can somebody help me partition my HDD?

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  1. drakorex
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    drakorex GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I got a seagate HDD the other day, and when I tried to format it to fat32 the usual way, it would only format to NTFS. I tried using Wii Backup Manager, and it SAYS that it changed, but it didn't. Any suggestions?
     
  2. kjb1686

    kjb1686 GBAtemp Regular

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    You can try downloading a partition manager like EASEUS partition manager and format it using that and you can also use it to partition the drive. For the program google it i don't have a link for it.
     
  3. drakorex
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    drakorex GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I'm using Paragon, but after it formats, I check the file system and it says NTFS
     
  4. Dter ic

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    open cmd (comand prompt) as administrator: right click on cmd.exe and select run as administrator

    type the following

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    convert G: /FS:FAT32
    where "G" is the drive letter of your seagate HDD (open my computer to find out)
     
  5. samagon

    samagon Advanced Member

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    You can't format large drives to fat32 on Windows XP and above. You could use a number of different 3rd party tools. Try fat32format: hxxp://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/FAT32format.shtml

    Or if you're using linux just type this into the terminal while you have root access:

    mkfs -t vfat -I /dev/sda1

    Assuming that sda is the drive you want to format.
     
  6. drakorex
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    drakorex GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Hey, I got it. WOOT! I just had to run it a couple times.Now then. Is there a need for a NTFS partition for it to function properly, or can I have the whole thing as fat32?
     
  7. Dter ic

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    no it is not a nnessesity to have another ntfs partition on that drive, be warned that files over 4gb will not copy over
     
  8. drakorex
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    drakorex GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Wiiflow read the NTFS but the rest of the wii didn't. Any insight on this?
     
  9. Dter ic

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    programs that suport ntfs should read your hardrive

    what do you mean 'the rest of the wii didn't"
     
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