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    BootMii as Boot2 and IOS, info needed please

    Just a quick question folks, hope one of you can help me out.

    I have just softmodded a friends Wii (thanksk for the guide Dogeggs!!), During the install i tried to install bootmii as Boot2 as required. Now it gave us the option to install as Boot2 which we did, however no matter what we did we couldnt get it to start up at the bootmii screen as mine did. Although it said sucessfull install as boot 2 it just would not show the screen for the nand backup. The only way we could get this was to instal it as an IOS, and then backed up the nand after that.
    Should my friend brick his wii in the future what happens regarding the nand as it says in the guide NOT to restore nand if install as an IOS!!!!!
    On the sd card it has the nand and bootmii files along with keys.
    but how would he go about redoing the nand now that bootmii seemed to install as an ios only, even though it said success as boot 2 ???.

    Is there any point backing up the nand if installed as an IOS when it says NOT to reinstall nand when ios is used??

    Thanks for any help in advance folks, much appreciated

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    get priiloader!!!!!!!

    you need to install priiloader on your friends wii. if somthing was to go wrong, by holding reset whilst starting your wii, wii will allow you to goto priiloader screen> from there to homebrew channel> from homebrew channel to bootmii!!!!

    bootmii will not load up directly on new wii's or if its installed as bootmii as ios!


    p.s thers lot of benefits in priiloader like block disc update, enables you to play any region games, allow user to go homebrew channel etc. so google it and use it

    My personal experience i have priiloader nd bootmii as ios and it new black wii on 4.1e, i did mess my wii up and yes i used my nand back up through priloader & bootmii which put the wii to back to how it was when i last made backup. requirement when doing a nand restore as ios is a gamecube controller(not wireless) without this equipment you cant restore nand on the new wii meaning any wii bought from or after 2008.

    why its not recommended to restore because bootmii screen does not come directly wen wii start therefore you have no access to bootmii to restore but theres ways as i have explained. also system files is in bootmii as ios so if you restore and you have corrupted nand your will be bricked but the chances of that is very less and also it is better than having nothing as backup. as i said i have restored it once i had 100 percent success saved me from buyin a new wii.
    Last edited by Magicboy; 02-08-2010 at 02:53 PM. Reason: letting him knw he should do backup of nand

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    Perhaps you need to prepare the SD card before installing bootmii as boot2.
    When running the hackmii installer it'll ask you to prepare the SD card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sticko View Post
    ... no matter what we did we couldnt get it to start up at the bootmii screen as mine did. Although it said sucessfull install as boot 2 it just would not show the screen for the nand backup.
    I had something similar happen when I first softmodded. Boot2 installed fine but the app never launched, and I went without it for about a month until I gave it a go again.

    First make sure you're using a 2GB Sandisc SD (bootmii's very picky). Format your SD card and try installing to boot2 one more time. After the installer finishes, launch back to the system menu and power down the console. Take the SD card to your pc and ensure this folder exists: SD:\bootmii\ and that it contains the following files: armboot.bin, bootmii.ini, ppcboot.elf.

    Place the SD back in the unpowered console and turn it on. At this point Bootmii should launch.

    As to your other questions the reason restoring a NAND under IOS bootmii isn't suggested is that even without power-issues potentially interrupting the process, the location of this version of Bootmii leaves your console "somewhat" susceptible to a brick. Also, when it comes down to it, if you're bricked but still able to access IOS Bootmii, there are safer methods you can take to recover your console.

    And to reiterate what's been said earlier, definitely look into installing Priiloader for its many useful protective/restorative features.
    "I think that the Wii is a beautiful piece of hardware, and a broken Wii is a tragedy. It doesn’t matter why or how." -- Bushing

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    Thanks for all your input everyone, regarding priiloader i did actually install that when i softmodded. So going by what i read above i should be ok??.
    On prii i turned OFF disc and online updates and allwed any region discs.

    Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magicboy View Post
    bootmii will not load up directly on new wii's or if its installed as bootmii as ios!
    Quote Originally Posted by Ithian View Post
    First make sure you're using a 2GB Sandisc SD (bootmii's very picky)..
    Oh boy...

    Bootmii WILL run if it's installed on both Boot2 and as an IOS.

    And you DON'T need a 2GB Sandisk card to get it to work (from what I've seen it hasn't been very picky at all. I've tried it so far with everything BUT a 2GB sandisk card.)

    And I don't know why anyone's saying you'd need priiloader when this guy is trying to figure out why Bootmii isn't working...

    If Boot2 is REALLY functioning... and the Bootmii folder is present... then it will boot.

    I was having trouble running it at first myself, but it's too long ago for me to remember what I did. My advice is... if you have it on the SD card for YOUR system... then just bring your SD card over with the Bootmii folder up and see if your friend's Wii boots up.

    If it doesn't... then chances are he just can't use Boot2.

    Also: Note you won't be able to use the face buttons on the Wii to control Bootmii in (most cases) the IOS version. Your friend would need a gamecube controller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norain View Post
    Oh boy...
    Sarcasm noted.

    Quote Originally Posted by norain View Post
    And you DON'T need a 2GB Sandisk card to get it to work (from what I've seen it hasn't been very picky at all. I've tried it so far with everything BUT a 2GB sandisk card.)
    That may be your experience, but numbers here show otherwise. There's nothing wrong with suggesting that a newer modder use that which statistically provides the highest chance of success.

    Quote Originally Posted by norain View Post
    And I don't know why anyone's saying you'd need priiloader when this guy is trying to figure out why Bootmii isn't working...
    If this individual is unable to install or run Bootmii as boot2, Priiloader will serve them as an entirely more useful and functional brick prevention/removal tool than Bootmii as an IOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by norain View Post
    Also: Note you won't be able to use the face buttons on the Wii to control Bootmii in (most cases) the IOS version. Your friend would need a gamecube controller.
    This is no longer the case. All current versions of Bootmii are capable of being controlled via the power/reset buttons on the console as well as a GC controller.
    "I think that the Wii is a beautiful piece of hardware, and a broken Wii is a tragedy. It doesn’t matter why or how." -- Bushing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithian View Post
    Sarcasm noted.



    That may be your experience, but numbers here show otherwise. There's nothing wrong with suggesting that a newer modder use that which statistically provides the highest chance of success.



    If this individual is unable to install or run Bootmii as boot2, Priiloader will serve them as an entirely more useful and functional brick prevention/removal tool than Bootmii as an IOS.



    This is no longer the case. All current versions of Bootmii are capable of being controlled via the power/reset buttons on the console as well as a GC controller.
    Nice to know. But that's assuming he's *using* a current version of bootmii and not a version prepackaged in one of the many tutorials that people are constantly linking to.

    And, unfortunately, ever since "The Bell Curve" I no longer believe in statistics... especially not statistics as they relate to which brand and model of SD card to use with Bootmii. It could simply be that a 2GB sd card was the most common card handy when the largest number of people were getting Bootmii to work. Then you fall back on the "margin of error."

    If I had a card that *didn't* work with Bootmii... I'd be less skeptical. But I'm a hundred and ten percent against sending someone to the store to buy something they don't need. (Mind you... there's an actual science behind which DVD drive to own for ripping Wii games and what media works best for being read by the Wii drive... but let not the SD card fall to "statistics".)


    The course I recommended is the simplest: He could just bring HIS card over and see if that works.

    If it's going to work on the Wii at all... then there's no reason why it shouldn't. (And it won't cost him a thing.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by norain View Post
    Nice to know. But that's assuming he's *using* a current version of bootmii and not a version prepackaged in one of the many tutorials that people are constantly linking to.
    The tutorial used to softmod was stated in the first post. Familiarity with the information presented on this site will provide a more accurate response in the future.

    Quote Originally Posted by norain View Post
    And, unfortunately, ever since "The Bell Curve" I no longer believe in statistics... especially not statistics as they relate to which brand and model of SD card to use with Bootmii. It could simply be that a 2GB sd card was the most common card handy when the largest number of people were getting Bootmii to work. Then you fall back on the "margin of error."

    If I had a card that *didn't* work with Bootmii... I'd be less skeptical. But I'm a hundred and ten percent against sending someone to the store to buy something they don't need. (Mind you... there's an actual science behind which DVD drive to own for ripping Wii games and what media works best for being read by the Wii drive... but let not the SD card fall to "statistics".)


    The course I recommended is the simplest: He could just bring HIS card over and see if that works.

    If it's going to work on the Wii at all... then there's no reason why it shouldn't. (And it won't cost him a thing.)
    You can choose to ignore the numerous cases resolved here by switching cards if you like. No one's stopping you and I'm sure the OP appreciates your input.
    "I think that the Wii is a beautiful piece of hardware, and a broken Wii is a tragedy. It doesn’t matter why or how." -- Bushing

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