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    Bootmii question. Not really a problem. Yet.

    I just bought my Wii on monday. Can't figure out what chipset is in it cause I won't open it up and I have tried looking it up with the serial. No luck. Anyways I installed bootmii and I think it was ios (don't think it gave me an option as anything else). Also I downgraded whatever it was I wasn't suppose to. Everything works. No problems. My back ups work fine on Sony DVD+R's. Upgraded firmware to the newest 4.1 or whatever it is.

    Now my question is. If I create a NAND backup seeing as how I didn't when I modded the wii can I still restore it if anything goes wrong? Also I read that if it is not installed in boot2 then you can't unbrick the wii anyways with the backup NAND. Is any of this true? Also how would I go about restoring my wii to the way it was? Do you have to have the NAND backed up? I am just curious so I know for a just in case situation.

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    It's tricky to restore NAND using IOS bootmii at the moment. The problem is that Wii IOS has to running and that means the NAND can't replace itself when it's running. Someone reprted it was possible but I'm not so sure.

    Preloader will give you some protection, it's not bootmii perfect but it's something. A NAND backup, no matter if IOS or boot2 is better than no backup. It only takes a few minutes andf with advances in Wii hacking could become more useful at a later date.
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    Ok seeing as I didn't back up the nand when I first modded the wii, should I still do it now? Would it be useful to have it even though it isn't the original files? At least I don't believe it is the original files.

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    As before a NAND backup is better than no NAND backup. It doesn't matter what state your Wii is in, as long as it works it will be more useful than not doing it.
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    Bootmii issue

    I installed bootmii as boot2 through HBC
    Everything went well.

    Now when I reboot my wii with the SD card, it just goes to the systemmenu as usual. I want to make a nand backup. how do i do this?

    What if i run the .elf file in the bootmii folder through wiiexplorer?

    any help would be appreciated.

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    Firstly check your SD card contains the following:-
    root\bootmii\ppcboot.elf file, armboot.bin file, bootmii.ini file

    If it does then perhaps your SD is not compatible. I wouldn't think the elf file would run in HBC.

    The process of bootmii is that it checks the SD for the bootmii files, if it fails to find them and load them it just boots the system menu. Upon first reboot after my bootmii install the bootmii menu loaded right up.

    The drive light will flash a few times if it doesn't spot the SD files.

    Recommended cards are plain old Sandisk 2GB, not Nintendo branded as they are a rip-off. I mostly get them off eBay for next to nothing.

    btw what SD do you have?
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc99 View Post
    Firstly check your SD card contains the following:-
    root\bootmii\ppcboot.elf file, armboot.bin file, bootmii.ini file

    If it does then perhaps your SD is not compatible. I wouldn't think the elf file would run in HBC.

    The process of bootmii is that it checks the SD for the bootmii files, if it fails to find them and load them it just boots the system menu. Upon first reboot after my bootmii install the bootmii menu loaded right up.

    The drive light will flash a few times if it doesn't spot the SD files.

    Recommended cards are plain old Sandisk 2GB, not Nintendo branded as they are a rip-off. I mostly get them off eBay for next to nothing.

    btw what SD do you have?
    im using a 2gb PNY Optima SD card. The light does flash a couple times real quick, so I'm guessing that it doesnt recognize the sd card for bootmii purposes. I'm thinging about just going and getting the largest Sandisk card possible, something 16gb or larger. Does the Wii have a size limit of the sd card you can use?

    Thanks again for the swift reply. There is no other site on earth where you can get your wii issues responded to withn minutes. You rule.

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    Best off with the SD 2GB mate, the SDHC ones are even more hit and miss than Standard cards when it comes to bootmii.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    ill have to get a 2gb san disk then
    and a big hdhc card for movies and such

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