I dont undertsand your first question but iif you're trying to update priiloader you can just run the installer again, no prob.
Yes to q #2. Once the game is ripped with a usb loader it will remove the update partition
Well I was just saying that mauifrog's guide could be more clear about re-modding the wii. It said not to install priiloader twice. It says "****Only install priiloader once, you need to hold reset to load priiloader****" I don't think that should be on there because it's confusing. I make sure to follow all instructions to the letter! I thought I'd better not install it again (because I've installed it during a previous softmod). I'm just glad nothing went wrong.
Following the guide here to install priiloader didn't help me that much. It installed fine, but the hacks hash wasn't working, and it's a different size than the one that came in the priiloader folder in the app pack on mauifrog's guide found at this link www.mediafire.com/?11nrocbakf8wmpt It would be nice if the link on page 1 install instructions for this guide had a hacks_hash.ini that worked! The title of this thread is "Install priiloader to block online & disc updates" unfortunately, without a proper hacks_hash.ini it fails to do that!
Back when I installed it, I had all sorts of trouble with installing homebrew & other things. I needed to come here & ask for help for eveything, Or for modified version of the things I was trying to install. Like I said, I was tied to it.
IMO, I would uninstall that modified SM, Install the the official SM & start from scratch. Your only going to get problems with that modified SM further down the line, Trust me.
Strattegizer, if im on softmodded sm 4.2 you reccomend updating to 4.3 and start softmoddomg agaim?
Apparently you guys don't understand what is being done to your Wii consoles, so I will try to explain.
First, the "modified" system menu you are referring to is an official SM. The only difference is that it's version number has been changed. Why? To keep noobs who mess something up from ruining their softmod. During an attempted official update the big N checks the version numbers to see if newer ones are available. Since the SM version number in mauifrogs guide is elevated, it will not be updated. SM 4.2 and 4.3 were only created to kill homebrew, so there is no advantage to updating to those SM versions, none at all.
Priiloader 0.6 was not modified at all. The hacks_hash.ini was. If you look at the file itself the hacks are arranged by SM version number. In order to get priiloader to work with the system menu, the version numbers are changed in that file to match the version of the system menu, thats all.
CJizzle, you have the patience of a saint. Trust me.
So back when I used his guide with the custom system menu (A long long time ago), I asked a few other people that weren't from here why Priiloader 0.7 wouldn't work (Or any other version for that matter), & they had no clue why & were baffled at the system menu version to (Because this is the only place on the net that supports this kind of mod). I also had some advice to reinstall the 4.1 system menu & reinstall the homebrew channel to see if it helped, Only to find out after coming here to find that if I did, I would have totally bricked my wii (Needed to install IOS60 first over mauifrog's modified version other wise I would/could have bricked).
All Im saying is, Is that this mod is so uncommon, That if people have problems down the line, Or go else where for help, They will more than likely get the wrong advise or help with YOUR custom system menu. Thats all.
Also, His guide was the number one Wii soft modding guide around, I remember every site using it (Copy & paste), But not so much since this custom system menu. Why "try" & fix it if its not broken ?
Priiloader > Block Online Updates > Block Game Updates :)
Ok, I'm going to have the last word on this.
The virtues of a version patched system menu has been discussed ad nauseam. At the end of the day, our staff feels that this technique is the best available to our users. This is what we recommend. If you don't like it, by all means, do whatever works for you. There is absolutely no value in debating the merits of a version-patched system menu at this point. As to what other sites are doing in this regard, to be honest, I don't care much. We support our users here using this guide, and have for some time.