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    Nothing too serious but a 32gb sd card makes my wii take 1 min to boot up

    Its weird, with my 2gb sd inserted, I turn on the wii and its up on the main menu lickity split, but now that i got a 32gb sd card, formatted it and copied all my stuff over, put it in, turn it on and it takes literally 60 seconds from the time i push the power button until the screen changes from black to the main menu. If i turn it off and eject the sd card, push the power button, it goes back to starting up normal (i.e. fast) and then push the sd back in, the sd card on the menu lights up right away.

    It works either way but why does it take so long to start with the 32gb in it?
    Last edited by NipRing; 11-28-2009 at 12:16 AM.

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    Do you have bootmii/boot2 installed? That's been known to take a while on certain SD cards.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Yes i do. And the sd is as Hong Kong/generic as they come.

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    Here's an interesting side note. I softmodded my wii and was able to install Bootmii as IOS & boot2 as well. However on my friends wii i could only do Bootmii as IOS boot2 wasnt an option. His wii with my 32gb card starts right up. Yet mine takes the full 60 seconds. I did both softmods and the only difference is the boot2 on my wii.

    Now in all honesty im a noob at all of this. I am basically standing on the shoulders of genuises to reach what i want. I dont fully understand all of their work. But im good at following directions and understanding how to apply them. From what i've read having boot2 is an extra precaution against bricking. But without allowing any wiiconnect updates in the future am i in danger of bricking anymore now that i've succesfully installed the softmod? I.E. do i still need boot2?

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    You want boot2, don't ever remove it.

    It's surely bootmii that's taking time to read your SD card, it's something which plagued the very first release of bootmii way back when. They've sorted it now for most cards, mine just flies through the process but my cards are just 2GB ones. Maybe a future release will improve the reading of your card.

    Try it with the bootmii files but the delay set to 1 or something, maybe it'll load faster that way. In the bootmii folder there's a bootmii.ini file, inside there are some bootmii settings. I think the last one deals with delay.
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    I dont even see a bootmii folder on my card. Following the "Softmod Any Wii" guide it said "Backup the Bootmii folder, NAND.bin, & keys.bin elsewhere & erase from the sd card. [or rename it.]" And i moved them onto my mac. Should i put those back into the sd root folder?

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    That's what I'm thinking, maybe it'll load faster with the files on there.

    Try copying the bootmii folder back on SD, you can keep your NAND.bin and keys.bin on your mac nice and safe.

    Was just a thought.
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    I put the bootmii folder back on my sd as well as edited the .ini file but there was no startup change.

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    Ok worth a try.

    Just use the 32GB SD card when you need it and use the 2GB one for your homebrew.

    Do not uninstall boot2, that would be the worst thing anyone could ever do.
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