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How to make wii read partitioned Hard Drive

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  1. lmac222

    lmac222 Regular member

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    Background info, i have version 4.3U, a white wii.

    Ive got usb loaderx to work and its awesome. I was putting everything on my usb flash drive. However, i have got a TB External HD. Only problem is....I have it partitioned two evenly distributed sections. On the blank section i have the wfbs format. The other has a bunch of other computer data. So upon connecting to the wii, it goes to the side that has the computer data and not the clean slate with the wfbs format on it. So USB loader X doesnt know what to do in that case. How do i get the wii to read the other side>?
     
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    megadunderhead Regular member

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    you dont its one partition scheme is all usb loader reads sorry you cannot dual partition the space
     
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    i have a 1tb equally partitioned one half fat 32 for films for the kiddies on wiimc and the other half wbfs and uloader picks it up just fine
     
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    oh ok
    so my best bet is to get another HD?
     
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    i would try uloader as it works for me
     
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    try this for usb loaderx

    click the settings icon (looks like a gear), think it was the third one down, "Hard Drive Settings", then the first option is games/install partition. It probable says NTFS and list the size of the partition, click it so it changes to your WBFS partition and you should be fine.
     
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    when plugged up and going into usbloader x it shows 250 gbs free of the 470ish or whatever it is. Pop a game in.....just sits there, because i dont have that side formated with the manager. Anyone know how to switch which side the drive is looking at?
     
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    if it matters...i had the 200 gb of data already on one partition, before i formated the other side with the manager
     
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    click the settings icon (looks like a gear), think it was the third one down, "Hard Drive Settings", then the first option is games/install partition. It probable says NTFS and list the size of the partition, click it so it changes to your WBFS partition and you should be fine.
     
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    BINGO!!!! thanks so much...this is so awesome, ive tried for about a week to figure it out. This rocks

    Thanks for all the help
     
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    welcome ;)
     
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    megadunderhead
    you dont its one partition scheme is all usb loader reads sorry you cannot dual partition the space[/quote]

    you were saying? seriously before you make people buy another 1tb drive at least get your facts right, you jump on all wii threads giving the WRONG advise.
     
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