@Krank - He just needed a system menu. I linked him that guide, then he had questions. Then I figured I'd just have him install it with dop-mii. Then...well, it's in the other posts.
@OP - follow that guide and see if it solves your problems
that guide you linked. i should have just tried that first but thanks for everything anyways!! it may just be that i messed something along they way
yup, oh well.
At least you got it up now
Even though you have bootmii as boot2, be careful what you do so you don't brick again.
You might want to follow the update your old softmod guide (link in my signature) as you don't have cios249 rev17, ios58, etc
maybe i'll do that at a later time, i just want my homebrew\emulators to work again atm, don't care so much about backups atm. thanks for all the assistance!