Wiiu and vWii on same hdd

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by fanni, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. fanni
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    Has anyone tried to partition the WiiU usb hdd so that we can set up the other partition for the vWii

    Will save me swapping the hdd's over if i want to play some old wii games
     
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    As of now, this is not possible.
    If you want to connect a hard drive to the Wii U OS, the Wii U requires that it owns the entire hard drive. This means formatting the entire drive in Nintendo's own proprietary file system. Attempting to partition the device later on will lead the Wii U to think the drive is corrupted, and it will re-format the device again, removing any partitions you created.

    The only way to fix this is by CFW, but the redNAND tools need to be polished a little, first.
     
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    So what you're saying is there's hope for this in the future? Every time I've seen this question asked it seems to be a definitive "No, it's not possible". I've been holding off getting an external until partitioning becomes feasible.
     
  4. fanni
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    Thanks for the reply
     
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    Yeah, with CFW we can modify the system to accept partitioned drives, or even accept FAT32 or NTFS file systems as input.
    All in due time, my friend.
     
  6. olku

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    You can also put your wii games to SD card. Saves you from swapping hdds.
     
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    Are you absolutely certain you know what you are talking about?

    You are aware that NTFS is a proprietary format by microsoft and support for it is likely never going to happen right?
     
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    Since USBloaderGX, amongst others, already supports it on the Wii/vWii side of things - maybe the guy was just talking about that partition?? ;)
     
  9. KingpinSlim

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    But how does that any sense when Linux has so many issues supporting ntfs and mac just... doesn't do it.
     
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    NTFS has more features than just "file copy/delete/rename" (like streams, rights, and sparse files).
    on Wii and homebrew in general, that's enough for what you need (launching games or videos etc.)

    we don't need a full support, just what's required for the homebrew.
     
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