ios questions for my softmodded Wii
I've recently followed mauifrog's guide on how to softmod a Wii, and I think I have it all working right. At least, I have the homebrew channel and all of the usb loaders and stuff. Nothing bad happened to the Wii, but it didn't really seem to do what I wanted it to do (it was only later that I realized that the flash drive I bought wasn't compatible with the Wii. Side note, it was an innocent mistake, because I did look at the compatibility list. I just mis-remembered PNY Attache 16gb as PNY Attache 8gb, and the 8gb doesn't work :P).
So, in the process of trying to figure out what was wrong and how to fix it, I came across this: Usb Loader - GAF's Wii Homebrew Tutorial , which just gave me more questions than answers, and I'm starting to have to reference multiple sources to "fix" what was supposed to work just fine so I decided to just come here and ask straight-out. As I said, I now know that the flash drive didn't even work to begin with, but the questions are still there.
Basically, that link is suggesting that something called d2x is optimal for loading from usb, and it will apparently render ios249 obsolete, and I assume ios249 was previously the best thing...?
Anyway, my questions are as follows:
First, is d2x something I should need?
Second, if it is, do I have it already from mauifrog's guide?
Third, it says I need ios236 to get it, do I have that already from mauifrog's guide? Because it looks like there was something in the wad files that might be it, called 1os236...
Fourth, included in the wad files are a bunch of ios things, including 249 and such. Are those forever in my Wii? Or do I have to reinstall them if I want to use a certain one? In the homebrew channel it says at the top right corner "ios58", what does that mean?
I am a complete newbie, so forgive me if my questions are too elementary... and I hope I'm not being a bother by posting this here. I always feel kind of insecure in a new forum. I appreciate any help I can get! :)
P.S. If I bought this Amazon.com: PNY Attache 16 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive P-FD16GATT2-GE: Computers & Accessories would it work with the Wii? It looks like it's actually the correct flash drive that's on the compatibility list, but I'd hate to find out that there's some technicality in the specific one I'm looking at that makes it so it won't work.. :P thanks again!