Sorry for being such a noob, but I've never done any of this before, and I read up on here for a few days first, but...
I decided to go with the "Guide: Softmod ANY Wii" instructions as they seemed pretty straight forward. I'm on 4.2U with a virgin Wii.
I did the first step, got the sd card in, and did the wad install.
Then on step 2, it says:
Part 2- Install The HomeBrew Channel and Bootmii
Read the Scam warning and press 1
It may take a minute or two for the "press 1" to appear- be patient
Install the HomeBrew Channel
Install Bootmii as Boot2(boot2 may not be available, IOS installs automatically)
Prepare the SD-card
If Step1 fails with error "no vulnerable ios", DO THIS
Well, let's see... I read the scam installer, pressed 1, and then... well I don't have it in front of me, but it said something like HBC can be installed. Bootmii can only be installed as ios since boot1 version is installed, can't do boot2.
The curser was on "continue" I think. Up until now, all instructions had been very specific about what button to press... but here, they just say "Install the homebrew channel"
So I pressed A for continue or whatever... which brought me to another page talking about installing HBC, and cursor now on exit.
If I was supposed to do something else, I don't know what it is since instructions gave no specifics about how to install...
... anyway, the screen has been black for half an hour now with a blue flashing light in the dvd drive
I'm afraid to do anything now for fear of causing a problem....
... so I'm waiting for advice.
edited to add... I read on here several times that 1 or 2 gb sandisk was best. I used a 1gb sandisk, but I now see that the sd card list only shows 2gb sandisk and above.
still flashing... but I had to remove sd card to see it's specs to check against list.