How to set up hard drive for launching both GC and Wii backups (for use w/ CFG Loader)

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  1. hvsep
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    Hello all, forgive me for the really noobish question but I haven't touched my Wii in a long while until today. My old hard drive with backups broke a few years ago and I'm looking into getting a new one real soon to get back into my Wii. I was wondering how I should be setting up a hard drive (preferably using only a single partition) to launch Wii and GC iso's.

    I downloaded CFG loader v70r78 which comes with Nintendont/Dios Mios support. Are there any special instructions for using either of those (I read that Nintendont > Dios Mios but I'd still like to hear what you guys think)?

    By set up I I mean what format should the partition be and if I would be able to have two separate folders for "Wii" and "Gamecube" iso's on the root of the hard drive (I'm kind of OCD about that stuff).

    I've also done a syscheck and used Modmii to see if everything is up to date and the only WADs it was telling me to install were 2 d2x v8 final cios's, if that matters at all.

    Syscheck below:
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  2. migles

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    format it to fat32
    use wiibackup manager to copy the wii games
    use dios mios tool for the gamecube games
    both will stay on their folders
     
  3. Adeka

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    Format the entire drive fat32

    Put wii games in /wbfs/gamename/xxxx.wbfs

    put gamecube games in /games/gamename/game.iso

    If you need to split larger wii games, do it with wii backup manager

    You can download Nintendont in the first link in my signature too.
     
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    Thanks for the fast response :)

    Do the wii games need to be converted to wbfs, because I think I recall using .iso before with CFG loader and it used to work fine. I just don't remember if I was able to have the iso's anywhere I want on the hard drive. My memory might be crappy though...

    And do I need to have Nintendont on my sd card if the USB loader has a plugin for it? I thought having it on the sd card was to launch GC backups directly from Nintendont without using a different loader.
     
  5. migles

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    wiibackup manager does that automatically
     
  6. Adeka

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    To use .iso format then your drive has to be formatted as wbfs. This is old and outdated

    You can convert iso to wbfs in wiibackup manager too.

    Nintendont is a stand alone application like cfg usb loader. You can launch the gamecube game through cfg usb loader and it will forward it to Nintendont!
     
  7. hvsep
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    Okay, thanks everyone :) I'll give it a go once I get a hard drive and I'll post here in case something goes wrong