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    Having trouble with NAND emulation

    Hi, I have been through tons of tutorials, forums, google searches, just about everything I can think of to get this to work. This is the scenario. I have a 4.2U wii that I softmodded just over a year ago, and I have USBloader GX working fine. It picks up my 1.5 tb FAT32 partition and loads any game I have in it. The problem I am running into is using either Triiforce or Uloader for NAND emulation. I can't get it working no matter what I do. I have reformatted my drive (a 2tb Fantom Drive) any number of ways. Uloader WILL pick up a wbfs partition on this drive! The problem seems to be that it can't detect my FAT32 partition. I think Triiforce is having the same problem. I did check that the FAT32 partition was set to active, and I have tried many different ways of formatting it. The crazy part is, I copied all the files for NAND emulation to a flash drive, and put it in, and lo! uloader and triiforce both picked it up. I even tried creating an 8gig partition on the external drive with cluster of 4096 (same as my flash drive) and it still won't pick it up. The triiforce and uloader that I'm using are both the newest versions. I am completely stumped, and I'm hoping some of you Wii experts can help me out. I also compiled a list of my system files from dop mii, in case that can help:

    "DOP-Mii Report"
    "Region", North America (U)
    "Hollywood Version", 0x11
    "Wii Unique DeviceID", ********

    IOS Version, FakeSign, ES_Identify, NAND, Flash
    "250 (v65535)",Enabled,Enabled,Enabled,Disabled
    "249 (v17)",Enabled,Enabled,Enabled,Disabled
    "223 (v4)",Enabled,Enabled,Enabled,Disabled
    "222 (v65535)",Enabled,Enabled,Enabled,Disabled
    "202 (v4)",Enabled,Enabled,Enabled,Disabled
    "70 (v6687)",Enabled,Disabled,Disabled,Disabled
    "61 (v5405)",Disabled,Disabled,Disabled,Disabled
    "60 (v6174)",Disabled,Disabled,Disabled,Disabled
    "57 (v5661)",Disabled,Disabled,Disabled,Disabled
    "56 (v5405)",Disabled,Disabled,Disabled,Disabled
    "55 (v5406)",Disabled,Disabled,Disabled,Disabled
    "53 (v5406)",Disabled,Disabled,Disabled,Disabled
    "38 (v3867)",Disabled,Disabled,Disabled,Disabled
    "37 (v3869)",Disabled,Disabled,Disabled,Disabled
    "36 (v3351)",Enabled,Enabled,Enabled,Disabled
    "35 (v3349)",Disabled,Disabled,Disabled,Disabled
    "34 (v3348)",Disabled,Disabled,Disabled,Disabled
    "33 (v3091)",Disabled,Disabled,Disabled,Disabled
    "31 (v3349)",Disabled,Disabled,Disabled,Disabled
    "28 (v1550)",Disabled,Disabled,Disabled,Disabled
    "22 (v1037)",Disabled,Disabled,Disabled,Disabled
    "21 (v782)",Disabled,Disabled,Disabled,Disabled
    "17 (v775)",Disabled,Disabled,Disabled,Disabled
    "15 (v523)",Disabled,Disabled,Disabled,Disabled
    "14 (v520)",Disabled,Disabled,Disabled,Disabled
    "13 (v273)",Disabled,Disabled,Disabled,Disabled
    "12 (v269)",Disabled,Disabled,Disabled,Disabled
    "9 (v778)",Disabled,Disabled,Disabled,Disabled


    I have also tried powering up the Wii first, then plugging the power for the drive in, to no avail. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, and I would be eternally indebted to anyone who can help me get this working.

    Thanks!!

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    have you tried sneek or uneek?
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    No, I haven't tried those yet. I am not even sure what the game compatibility is for either of those, I chose triiforce and uloader first because they are very popular, have a lot of support, and seem to have a high compatibility...would you recommend those? Do you use NAND emulation?

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    I personally like uneek + di,
    here's the guide for it if you want to look into it further:

    http://www.wiihacks.com/other-faq-gu...are-sneek.html
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    Ok, I tried to put uneek on there, and it doesn't seem to work for me. Where it fails is right at boot. The tutorial you pointed me to wanted me to replace the armboot.bin file under /bootmii on the SD card. Well, when I put uneek's armboot there, my Wii doesn't load at all. I just get a black screen. I tried the forwarder, but all it does is point me to the bootmii (which I replaced with my old armboot.bin file, to get the system working again). So, not really sure..?

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    I couldn't get uneek to work until my fat32 partition was the first partition (and make sure it's 32kb clusters)
    then make sure you have

    sd:

    /bootmii/armboot.bin (created by the sneek installer)
    /sneek/kernel.bin

    usb:

    /sneek/kernel.bin

    then the nand extracted
    import
    meta
    ticket
    title
    tmp
    shared1
    shared2
    sys

    If you got a spare usb flash drive laying around, try experimenting with that till you get it to work, then go back to your hdd
    there's also an error part on the guide...if you want to have a look at that

    EDIT
    I think the black screen means it can't find the files/folders (maybe due to the partition or it not being set up right)
    I would get a black screen if I had the sd card in, but not the usb
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    So it comes back to that again. If that is the case, I am confident that it would load from my flash drive, just like triiforce and uloader do. For some reason, these programs just don't recognize a fat32 partition on my external usb drive. I think it might be some kind of initialization issue. USBloader gx recognizes it just fine. Also, uloader recognizes a wbfs partition from the same drive. I posted a list of the IOS and cIOS's above, can you guys take a look at these and let me know if it's possibly an issue with those? I would appreciate it. I honestly believe that is what the issue is. My drive works, just not for NAND emulation.

    By the way, should there be anything in the sd:/bootmii directory other than armboot.bin? My original was in there with a couple other files, a config file, and something else. Should those files remain in there with the replaced armboot.bin? Also, it's another type of bootmii, right? So whether I have a working USB drive plugged in or not, it SHOULD work, right? I just wouldn't be able to load my emulated NAND through it, but it should still give me a menu, right? It doesn't...

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    your dopmii report seems fine. If you wanted, you could update cios202 to the latest for better usb2.0 support (hermes 5.1), but you don't have to
    overall it looks fine, and it appears you have priiloader installed, that's good

    the armboot.bin from the sneek installer is not another type of bootmii, it just uses bootmii to launch sneek or uneek. If you get a black screen, something didn't load right, when it works, you will have the wii health screen come up, then to the wii menu just like it usually is, no menu or anything
    that other file is ppcboot.elf, priiloader uses that to launch bootmii as ios

    the boot delay on the bootmii.ini should be set to 0, that could also be the problem

    I would suggest to try sneek, I would guess either your fat32 partition isn't first, or uneek doesn't like your hdd
    I was suggesting in my last post to get it running on a usb flash drive first, so you know what to do, then try again on your hdd
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    format the whole hdd to fat32...

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    I tried formatting the whole drive FAT32, still no go. And all the times it was partitioned, the FAT32 partition was the first one on the drive, and it was always marked as active. Whats more, I tried to put a couple of games back on the drive for the kids using usbloader GX, and while it showed the games, when I tried to load them, I get black screens. It used to work fine (all the games we tried played just fine), but I took advice from other sites and tried updating my cIOS files to what you seen above. Now my games aren't even working. The three games I tried are:

    Super Smash Brothers-worked before
    Lego Harry Potter-didn't test it before
    Guitar Hero-Warriors of Rock-didn't test before

    I don't know why these programs won't allow my HDD to work for NAND emulation, maybe my drive just isn't compatible, for whatever reason. But I been through a lot of trouble for seemingly nothing now, and now usbloader gx won't even properly load my games now. You think I should put my old NAND back on there?

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