Hard Drive Partition

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Aug 27, 2010

Hard Drive Partition by denied30 at 2:46 PM (977 Views / 0 Likes) 6 replies

  1. denied30
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    Im trying to partition my hard drive so half of it is WBFS formatted and the other is FAT32 formatted so that my emulators can read the roms from there. I used both a logical and primary partion but none seem to work. The Wii reads the WBFS format, but it never finds the FAT32. Can somebody help?
     
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    afaik no wii probramm supports logical partitions
    and as long as you want only 4 or fewer partitions there is not a single reason to use em

    afaik the hbc and emus only try to read the first partition
    most usb loaders let you select which one to read games from
    is you fat first? if not try

    PS Id go with one big fat32 partition
    theres simply no point in wbfs partitions
     
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    ...as of now that USB Loaders can read from fat32, but not all the people want to extract their games from a WBFS, reformat into fat32 and place their games in there again...!!! [​IMG]
     
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    his drive's empty anyway
    and most ppl dont konw how to switch around the partition order without copying too
     
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    I already had all my games loaded up on the WBFS partition, which is the first one. How do I swap the order without copying? Can I use partition magic?
     
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    I dont know which tools will allow and which wont
    I only use linux fdisk

    If you got some experience with fdisk I can explain it to you in greater detail if needed
    or if you got much experience with some other tool you can try yourself

    delete both partitions
    create a new first one with the start and end sector of the old second
    create a new second one with the start and end sector of the old first

    problem is most tool try to be smarter than the user and reorder the partitions to canonical order by themself
    you will need one that does not
     
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    Use Wii Backup Manager to backup your games to the PC.

    Partition the HD using Primary partitions and make the Fat32 partition Active.

    Format the game partition to WBFS.

    Use Wii Backup Manager to re-install the games from your PC.
     

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