Partioning an HDD for WADs and ISOs?

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May 1, 2009
  1. dt1000
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    Newcomer dt1000 Member

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    Hi.
    I recently purchased a Western Digital 320GB My Passport Essential to use with my Wii.
    It's nice and white and looks great sitting on top of the console. [​IMG]

    I got the ISOs working OK (used WBFS Manager, installed latest custom ISO, downloaded some channels, etc...)
    Pretty straightforward stuff.

    I thought it would be cool if I could set up a secondary partition to hold the WADs for the channels so that I could install new ones easily using the latest version of WAD Manager.

    I split my drive into 2 partitions of 250 & 50GB each (I don't know where the extra 20GB went, but what the hey).
    Formatted the first partition using WBFS Manager.
    Formatted the second as FAT32.
    ISOs load up fine!
    I put a few Wads in a directory called "wad".
    Ran the Wad Installer and selected "USB Device"...
    Alas my drive doesn't seem to be recognized.
    [​IMG]

    Any suggestions?
    Has anyone else managed to set up their HDD like this?
    Is the secondary partition too big?
    Is the drive incompatible?
    Is there a specific Wii app I should be using to install the WADs from the HDD?
    Do the WADs need to go on the primary partition and, if so, will ISO's load from the secondary?

    Thanks for your help!
    [​IMG]
    Dan
     
  2. Blue-K

    Member Blue-K No right of appeal.

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    Dang, Jackpot...next time, I'm shure you'll find this also with the Search...
    The first partition must be a FAT32 one, and the second a WBFS, otherwise there's no Chance...oh, and not shure if it will even work then..compability with 1.3 is bad (try the 1.4 beta2, around somewhere here). Some Homebrew also can't realy handle two partitions well (at least for me), and won't recognize the first Partition, even it's FAT32...you'll have to be lucky...

    Summary:
    -Make a first Partition (FAT32 for WADs/other Stuff)
    -Make a second Partition (WBFS for Games)
    -Try the new WADManager 1.4 beta2
    -If that won't work, forget it...sorry...[​IMG]

    ~Blue-K
     
  3. dt1000
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    Newcomer dt1000 Member

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    Good tips, thanks!
    That fixed it - when I chose "USB 2.0" in Wad Manager 1.4 everything worked perfect.
    (After re-arranging the partitions as instructed, of course).

    [​IMG]
     
  4. bnm81002

    Member bnm81002 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I want to make 2 partitions as well on my 500GB drive, Fat32 and WBFS, how did you go about making the partitions?
     
  5. dmonkey21

    Member dmonkey21 GBAtemp Fan

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    Rub your harddrive with a magnet that should do the trick.
     
  6. bnm81002

    Member bnm81002 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    hey it WORKED, you a genius
     
  7. afif95

    Member afif95 I own a bungalow on Mars, and booked 4 corner lots

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    Dude, don't tell me you're serious..........

    Plus, you can google on how to partition, there's a lot of easy-to-use tools.
     
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    Member bnm81002 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    nah, just responding to an IDIOT u know
     
  9. Daminite

    Newcomer Daminite Advanced Member

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    can i partition with WBFS Manager? i dont have a drive to try it on yet.
     

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