Question about SD Card formatting to avoid issues

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  1. SRCP
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    I am about to start the hacking process so I am formatting my 64GB Sd Card to FAT32. The program, EaseUS Partition Master Free edition, is asking the following to begin the formatting process:

    Partition Label (does it matter what name I give?)

    File System (FAT32 from what I've read here)

    Cluster Size (?, don't know, the default one is 32KB)

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  2. Ryccardo

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    Yes: at least in the past, something involved in the browserhax>HBL chain of loading didn't like labels of "WiiU" or "Wii U"

    (You can use autorun.inf if you want to have your card appearing as "Wii U" in windows without using a label)

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    Any will work. On 3DS there are speed, compatibility, and religious tradeoffs in different applications between 32k and 64k; not so much on WiiU (the heaviest use of the SD for most people, installing games from it to nand/usb, is very fast with any serious brand of card)
     
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    Pardon my ignorance but how do I set up autorun.inf? For example, my WD external HDD has an autorun.inf with this
    "[autorun]
    ICON=AUTORUN\WDLOGO.ICO"

    As well as a hidden autorun folder. What does this have to do with the partition name? You mean I would use a Wii U icon instead of labeling the partition "Wii U"?.

    Or alternatively, can I just not name the partition?

    Thanks for your reply
     
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    There are 2 things (well, 3 on a GPT-partition-table disk but let's not get there as the wiiu doesn't support them) that can be called the "name of a partition".

    One is the volume label, what you're asking for. It is a filesystem-specific feature, and for FAT it is up to 11 uppercase characters. Some WiiU apps don't like it if you use a label of "WiiU" or "Wii U". Yes you can leave it blank

    The other is the autorun.inf label. It is Windows specific, and up to 32 characters. If you want one, create a text file called autorun.inf:
    Code:
    [autorun]
    label=Wii U SD card or Your Text Here
    Yes, optionally you can also add an icon to it, etc - see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/cc144200(v=vs.85).aspx
     
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    Thank you