SUCCESS! Wii install 4.2E
thanks guys for all your help with my stupid questions, but all seems to be working for me!
one more thing!!
when I installed bootmii as an IOS I was unable to backup my NAND - it says in the instructions that it is optional?? is this so...? the only reason I couldnt do it is I couldnt use the reset and power buttons and I dont have a gamecube controller! do I need to do this step? and if so to do this step what do i do with my SD card now? I have done the rest of the setup and have only the "apps" and "wads" in the root of the SD card??