USB partitions and Emulators

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Jul 2, 2009
  1. DigitalSquirrel
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    I know so far that FAT32 is the best filesystem for WiiMulators.. but all of a sudden the order of the partitions came into play, I can't get FCEU GX to read my FAT32 partition on my USB HDD. Is there a way I can move over the FAT32 partition so that its first?
     
  2. Jimbo100

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    There is no way of moving it esp if you have a WBFS partition. You have to delete ans start again. Not that it helped me, 32GB first FAT32 partition and still none of the NES, Gameboy or SNES emultors will find it. Everything else can read it thou! Strange!
     
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    don't switch nothing !!! I went through the whole crap for no reason [​IMG] all my emulators don't see my partition except geexbox it see's it all the time no matter being the first or the second partition how ever even my HBC doesn't see's it as well and I'm running v1.0.3 with all my set up %100 correct as far as loaders and usb and what not ( and I have a full knowledge of the scene ) but emulators wise it's really strange so far , by the way I run SM4.0u with all IOSs installed and ran many changes with no luck , though it worked for others according to the feed back !!!
     
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    geexbox uses wiilinux, which has its own file system & partitions support

    other applications use libfat, which only support ONE fat16 or fat32 partition as PRIMARY BOOT partition.

    You manage HDD partitions using a Partition Tool (like Partition Magic for example), just read its documentation on how to move partition as the primary boot partition (being the "first" partition does not automatically make it the boot partition)
     
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    Tools like Partition Magic will not work with a WBFS partition and will just mess it up causing you to lose all Wii games.
     
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    that's right, but he was not talking about WBFS partition, he was asking about the way you move partitions ;-)
    obviously, you would have to delete any funky "homebrew" file system like WBFS before proceeding and re-add it as the very last step

    The most important thing is that the FAT partition must be set as PRIMARY and ACTIVE (Boot Partition), not only as the "first partititon"
     
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    you are right Jacobeian and the issue is still valid even after having the FAT32 first primary active partition !! and that's what driving me nuts !!
     

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