resizing a wbfs partition

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by lou_weed, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. lou_weed

    lou_weed GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 11, 2008

    I have a 320GB WD passport split into 2 partitions of 160GB each.
    As I realized I would need more space in the Wii partition later on , I tried to enlarge the first (wbfs) partition.
    I am able to play (and right now trying to rip) games from the wii , but wbfs_win delta says it got invalid number of sectors...
    Is there any way to update the FAT sectors of the wbfs partition , so it will be updated for the new partition size ?

  2. denpanosekai

    denpanosekai Advanced Member

    Jan 4, 2009
    no can do
  3. wiiNinja

    wiiNinja GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 13, 2009
    United States
    Nothing that libwbfs or any current tools will allow you to do, but I think that information is stored on the first sector of the wbfs partition. So if you want to do some coding, you may be able to just change that value to reflect the current partition size.

    BTW, what did you use to resize the partition? Partition Magic?
  4. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    only thing you can do is delete the partition and create a new larger one. you'll lose everything though.
  5. denpanosekai

    denpanosekai Advanced Member

    Jan 4, 2009
    Question about the 320 GB passport (nothing to do with USB Loader...)

    My girlfriend has this and gave me permission to use it for the Wii [​IMG]

    but when I look at it in Partition Master (windows app for partitions), it shows a 10.34MB "unallocated" partition, which I'm afraid to screw with, maybe it contains firmware data or whatever.

    Problem is, if I try to split the existing partition to create a new one, it adds the newly unused space to the existing "unallocated" one, so this is where I turn back in fear of destroying her drive completely.

    soooo my question is, did you have that 10.34MB "unallocated" partition when you bought her drive? She never did anything to it other than adding data, ie it's still using the standard FAT32 file system...
  6. thc42O

    thc42O Banned

    Jan 3, 2009
    lmao its prob not on fat32 for one, its Most likely NTFS
    just Delete the partition she has on it and make 2 new ones out of the unallocated space.
    one for WBFS and one for standard file system to store data as usual with.
  7. Davedom

    Davedom Advanced Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    United States
    In Patition magic it shows up as "unallocated" but still has a letter and is resizable??? has anybody tried to resize this way??

    If not i will try on another drive by putting games, resizing, etc
    will get back to you
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