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    Question NAND Backup?

    I have HBC and BootMii installed. BootMii is installed as Boot2. I enter the BootMii menu upon startup, I goto the button with the green arrow from the chip to the SD card. I click that, it says to hit (a)reset to start, I do that, but nothing happens. I have let it sit for more than 30 mins, mutiple times, and still nothing. I shutdown the Wii, check the SD on the computer, and I have a NAND.bin file but it is 0 bytes. I have used the search and Google, but to no avail. Should I instead install "preloader .29"? I am using a 2gb SanDisk that I have tried both FAT16 and FAT32 formatted. I have a LU55 serial. So basically what else can I do?

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    I had the exact same issue recently when I installed Bootmii as Boot2, it installed fine and loads up the options etc. It turned out that when it comes to backing up the NAND.bin it is very picky about the SD card. Check here BootMii/SD Card Compatibility List - WiiBrew although it seems to list the 2gb Sandisk as working. I got another SD card and Bootmii and the NAND backup worked fine, so I would suggest a different sd card.

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    Installed as boot2 is only for older wiis. The sd card you are using will work fine since thats what I use. Do you own a gamecube controller? If so, use that to cycle the bootmii menus. Its alot easier.

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    I got my Wii from a friend, I am pretty sure its an older one, the serial starts with LU55. Yes I have a Gamecube controller, but getting through the menu is not the problem. Its when I start to back up the NAND, it dosent do anything, except make a "nand.bin" on my SD, but it is always 0 bytes. Is there anyother way to backup the NAND besides BootMii?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasons34 View Post
    Installed as boot2 is only for older wiis. The sd card you are using will work fine since thats what I use. Do you own a gamecube controller? If so, use that to cycle the bootmii menus. Its alot easier.
    Thing is thats not his problem, his problem is that when he chooses to back the NAND it doesn't work. It happened to me, it is the sd card, some work some don't, even ones that others have working. Really worth trying another sd card.

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    Hawker: Yeah thats what a few people have said. I am going to pick up a new one today, hopefully that will work.

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    I also have sandisk 2.0gb card(s) and those did produce that 0-byte nand.bin file. In my case it helped when I formatted the card to fat 16 with cluster size (allocation unit size) 64kb. Hopefully this helps somebody

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    My experience

    Just doing the NAND backup myself

    2GB SanDisc card

    FAT 32 formatted

    Looked like I had same problem as nothing appeared to happen
    Left it alone for about 20 minutes then the proccess started

    verifying as I write this

    Onto the next stage

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    what's a "safe" way of aborting the nand back up if it never starts... power off?

    edit: after waiting 10 mins IT STARTED! using a 2gb pny FAT32 default allocation size.
    Last edited by mookie9; 08-14-2009 at 07:02 AM. Reason: update

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