help partitioning hard drive as fat32+ntfs

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by madeirabhoy, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. madeirabhoy

    madeirabhoy GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 29, 2008
    i need to partition a drive as part fat32 part ntfs as its for a friends wii. i normally do fat32 but she has some blue ray rips on the drive which are too big for fat32, and rather than buying an sd card someone helpfully suggests partitioning drive.

    on mac side i can partition using disk utility, but it wont allow me to format ntfs.

    on pc side it allows me to format as ntfs or exfat and not to partition.

    is easiest way to partition on mac into 2 fat 32 then restart bootcamp reformat one side as ntfs or is there an easier way?
  2. PsyBlade

    PsyBlade Snake Charmer

    Jul 30, 2009
    Gambia, The
    Sol III
    Windows can partition drives too but if you can't figure out how, then your way is probably faster.
    Many wii tools can already use ntfs, I don't think you will need more then a few gig.
    Iirc HBC needs the fat partition to be first entry in the partition table.

    edit: I dont know what partitioning format OSX uses by default: make sure you select MBR not GPT
  3. Taleweaver

    Taleweaver Storywriter

    Dec 23, 2009
    Don't rely on basic tools. On windows, you can use a freeware program like easeus partitioning master to split your drive up into two, and format them separately. Just make sure you've got the data backed up to another position while you do this: even though it may be possible to repartition only a part of the drive without losing the rest, I wouldn't rely on this.
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