Hacking Partitioning a 1TB external. Games, Roms, and apps?

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I'm new to the WII game. I've went ahead and soft modded my WII and ordered a USB Loader compatible 1TB external drive. I've got USB Loader GX installed to my SD card.

My understanding is that the external drive can not only hold my WII games, but also hold emulator roms and my homebrew apps (although I've read it loads slower).

My question is, how should I partition the drive to support all three features? Also, how big would you recommend each partition? What order should the partitions be? Would it be something like...

Partition 1 - Primary - WBFS - Size ??? (Games)
Partition 2 - Primary - FAT32 - Size ??? (Homebrew)
Partition 3 - Primary - FAT32 - Size ??? (Emulator Roms)

Thanks for the help!
 

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justinrocks123 said:
Well can't you just keep all fat32. You can have games on it now..
Yes with Configurable USB Loader. No with USB Loader GX.

Tstein: The Readmii for USB Loader GX says the following:

Required
The partitions have to be formatted to FAT. Mark the partition you want to use for WBFS as Active.
If you make multiple partitions, the First partition must be the one for image,... and the second one for WBFS (for Wii games)
 

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Thanks for the post. However, I'm having trouble understanding what is said here:

QUOTE said:
Optional

The USB loader can load images and other info of the same usb device as where the games are stored on. To be able to use this function, you will need to make two partitions on the USB device. The partition for the images should have enough with 2GB. You can also make more partitions for other purposes. Use GOOGLE to find out how to make partitions. (Or go here: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=179085).

For linux: http://gwht.wikidot.com/gparted


Required

The partitions have to be formatted to FAT. Mark the partition you want to use for WBFS as Active.

If you make multiple partitions, the First partition must be the one for image,... and the second one for WBFS (for Wii games)

What images are they talking about?!? By images do they mean your general stuff like homebrew and roms? Are they saying to make the first partition FAT32 and the second partition a WBFS (active)?
 

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tstein said:
Thanks for the post. However, I'm having trouble understanding what is said here:

QUOTE said:
Optional

The USB loader can load images and other info of the same usb device as where the games are stored on. To be able to use this function, you will need to make two partitions on the USB device. The partition for the images should have enough with 2GB. You can also make more partitions for other purposes. Use GOOGLE to find out how to make partitions. (Or go here: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=179085).

For linux: http://gwht.wikidot.com/gparted


Required

The partitions have to be formatted to FAT. Mark the partition you want to use for WBFS as Active.

If you make multiple partitions, the First partition must be the one for image,... and the second one for WBFS (for Wii games)

What images are they talking about?!? By images do they mean your general stuff like homebrew and roms? Are they saying to make the first partition FAT32 and the second partition a WBFS (active)?
Images as in pictures for the dvd covers and discs that it gets with it's "Cover Download" feature.
 

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tstein said:
Thanks for the post. However, I'm having trouble understanding what is said here:

QUOTE said:
Optional

The USB loader can load images and other info of the same usb device as where the games are stored on. To be able to use this function, you will need to make two partitions on the USB device. The partition for the images should have enough with 2GB. You can also make more partitions for other purposes. Use GOOGLE to find out how to make partitions. (Or go here: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=179085).

For linux: http://gwht.wikidot.com/gparted


Required

The partitions have to be formatted to FAT. Mark the partition you want to use for WBFS as Active.

If you make multiple partitions, the First partition must be the one for image,... and the second one for WBFS (for Wii games)

What images are they talking about?!? By images do they mean your general stuff like homebrew and roms? Are they saying to make the first partition FAT32 and the second partition a WBFS (active)?

Make your first partition FAT32 (whatever size you want or think you'll need) and the second partition WBFS.
 

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