Great to find the Forum. Total noob. Bought a wii 2 days ago. Reasonable success so far following the guides here. Black 4.3E softmodded with homebrew channel working. 500Gb hard drive formatted and recognised by WiiFlow v3.0 Alpha r417. Cover artwork installed, and playing a nice backup of the game supplied with my console.
Just need to figure-out how to get a link (forwarder?) for WiiFlow to my Wii Menu to stop the kids messing with homebrew.
Thanks very much for all the excellent help the Forum has already provided.