Partition ext HDD for games and movies

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  1. markyboy77
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    was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to help me out

    i have a 1TB ext HDD and would like to partition it so that i can have Wii games on one side and Avi Movies on the other .

    would appreciate if someone could link me to a guide or for someone to give me a step by step in how to do so ,

    thanks in advance

    marky
     
  2. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    download modmii, run the usbloader setup guide. It will give u detailed instructions (including videos) on formatting your drive as 100% FAT32, 100% NTFS, and 50/50 FAT32/NTFS. Unless you have movie files that are greater than 4GB each, then 100% FAT32 is the way to go. Anyways, when ModMii asks you to pick a filesystem, it will list the pros and cons of each so you can make an educated decision.
     
  3. markyboy77
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    hi xflak , first of all i want to take this oppertunity to thank you for all the work that you do , i have used modmii a few times now and notice the work that you put in .

    yes i have seen on modmii that you can use that to partition your HDD

    what i am looking for or asking for though is how do i do it ? can i just format the whole HDD in FAT 32 and just have a WBFS folder with my games in it and movies all on the root of the same HDD without partitioning it ?

    Do i have to partition the HDD in order to be able to play games and movies on my wii .

    what i did previously was just have my HDD in NTFS format and i used a USB stick to play movies through WiiMC , but i read on this forum that u could use my HDD for both but i just wasnt to sure on how to go about it

    i would really like to be able to have games and movies on the same HDD and be able to play the movies through WiiMC without having to use a USB stick

    thanks again

    Marky
     
  4. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    ModMii can tell you how to do it, it will literally tell you what to click and everything, including videos of my desktop so u can see step by step exactly what to do.

    If you don't have any vids that are greater than 4GB, then just format the HDD as 100% fat32, then u can use the same partition to save vids and wii games.

    Please, before asking more questions, run ModMii's usb-loader setup function, read the onscreen help (including pros\cons of each filing system), and have it generate a guide. If you have more questions, please reference what part of the guide is giving you problems.

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  5. markyboy77
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    yes i have seen this and used this and the guide is fantasic

    Great this answers my question :)

    i understand , once again thanks very much for taking the time out to help me

    marky