Nintendont, vWii, and Wii U all on one HDD?

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  1. Makoto0729
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    Basically, is it doable? I have a 1TB HDD partitioned for Nintendont and USB Loader GX, and a second HDD for Wii U (OFW 5.5.1, haven't had a home router to actually hack Wii U mode). I'd like to just move it all on one so I don't have to worry about swapping out hard drives, since I have no shortage of space anyway.

    Basically, is there a way to set it up so the Wii U mode sees one partition, vWii another, and Nintendont another? Or is all that even necessary? If not, what can I do?
     
  2. Frostbite189

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    as far as i know wii u loaddine only works with a sd card, no hdd functionality yet
     
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    Just use fat32 people have said it is possible with iosu to trick emunand to use fat32 as ddfault
     
  4. EstPC13

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    Loadiine doesn't work with an usb stick, just sd
     
  5. greenlanternx

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    nintendont and vwii can use the same partition, wii u is the limit
     
  6. Frostbite189

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    i mean sd, sorry i was confused
     
  7. Makoto0729
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    OFW. Official firmware. I haven't hacked Wii U mode yet. I just want to be able to access all my bought games on the same hard drive that I use for vWii/Nintendont. Hacking Wii U mode is near impossible for me since I only have access to public wifi.

    vWii and Nintendont have to have different partitions since Wii ISOs are over 4 GB and FAT32 doesn't support files 4 GB big, so Nintendont's partition is FAT32 and vWii's is NTFS.

    I'm asking if it's possible to set up a third partition for Wii U mode, and hide the other two from it, or if it's possible to keep Wii U and vWii stuff on the same partition. (And if it IS, how to hide my Nintendont partition from the Wii U, or if that's necessary.)
     
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  8. EstPC13

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    No worries, but @greenlanternx is right, the Wii U's the difficult one

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    Currently you cannot do either, AFAIK. And about OFW, there is no public way to hack your Wii U Firmware yet, all of right now's hacks are non-permanent
     
  9. weatMod

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    what about virtual wii,, i have a question , does vWII have the same old non high capacity requirement sor SD cards as a normal wii?
    or can i use a 128GB card for vWII ? or do i need a card under, i forget what the limit was 2 gigs non HC was it?
     
  10. EstPC13

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    I heard that was a limit, but I've been using a 4GB SDHC in my Wii (actual wii, not vWii, I don't have the games to hack it and it's slightly inferior, well then) and I've had no problems. I can't really help you on vWii though, I don' t know
     
  11. VinLark

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    No, USB doesn't work with Wii U. Stop asking untill there is an offical thread saying "YES USB IS NOW SUPPORTED GO WILD"

    And I don't think it is possible with SD.
     
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    That's actually wrong, you can use vWii with USB, and Wii U too (not the good stuff however:P)
     
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    I feel as though I should make a diagram for every thread like this.
     
  14. pustal

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    Just out of cheer curiosity, what would happen if you partioned a drive (one active partition, and leave the rest empty space) and format it with Wii U? Would it format only the active partition or the whole drive? If the first, maybe would be possible to create a FAT32 partition in the rest of the space and use it with vWii...
     
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    I'm not sure if that would work or not for those, but Nintendont requires its partition to be the first partition. So if nothing else, it would just be vWii and Wii U, but no GC.

    Also for the record, I am NOT trying to run backups or anything of actual Wii U games on this drive! I'm just wanting to use it as a place to store my legitimately-bought games, through the official way to do that. Nintendont and vWii, yeah, but not Wii U!
     
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    I guess you could create two partitions and delete the first, that way, after formatting with the Wii U, if it didn't format the whole drive, you could recreate a FAT32 partition at the beggining of the disk. This also assuming Wii U doesn't require first partition as well.
     
  17. Kafluke

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    Wii U ISOs are over 4GB yes but that's before you extract the actual playable files to a "ready2play" loadiine version. And none of those files are over 4gb. There is absolutely no reason to copy a Wii U WUD (wii u iso) over to a hard drive on the wii u
     
  18. pedro702

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    it doesnt work the wiiu makes you format the entire drive in wiiu formate so everything in there gets wipped including partitions so you could never add anything in the hdd again unless from the wiiu menu itself.
     
  19. Logan Pockrus

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    The problem with this statement is that Wii U games don't come in "ISO" format. They either come in WUD or "ready2play".

    EDIT: Never mind, you corrected yourself later.
     
  20. Makoto0729
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    When did I ever say anything about Wii U ISOs? Or Wii U piracy at all?

    Thank you. You are the only person to answer what I've actually asked.