Dios Mios "Fatal error apploader size is zero!"

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  1. collinthegeek
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    I have hackmii and wiiflow installed on my wii. I installed Dios Mios 2.9 and copied a Mario Sunshine iso to a flash drive. I started up wiiflow, which found the game fine. Then tried to play and got the error: "Fatal error apploader size is zero!" I've tried with both a wii and gc disk in the drive and nothing works.

    Thanks!
     
  2. daxtsu

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    Is there any particular reason you need to use DIOS MIOS instead of a more modern loader, such as Nintendont?
     
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    I wasn't aware of another loader. I was following a tutorial. I'll look into it but I think I'm just going to burn them to a dvd.
     
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    Nintendont is pretty simple, you just create a basic directory called games on the root of your usb stick/sd card, then in there, create a folder for each game, name the ISO game.iso, and put it in there. If it's a 2 disk game, the ISO should be named disk2.iso (iirc). Anyway, if you still plan on playing via disks, I think it can run burnt disks as well (can someone confirm this? Adeka maybe?). Just pick the "Boot disk in drive" option.
     
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    Yes it runs burnt discs.
     
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    Just to help you on that error, even if you don't want to use DM.

    this error means the ISO couldn't be mounted or found.
    If the ISO is not corrupted or bad dump, then it's your setup which is wrong.

    You need to place gamecube games on the FIRST partition of the drive (if you have multiple partition, look in a partition manager), but you also need to check this:

    The partition table MUST be MBR (not GPT)
    The partition MUST be FAT32 32K/cluster or less (DML works with 64k/cluster or less, but DM needs 32k or less)
    The partition MUST be a primary partition type (Primary doesn't mean "first listed partition", but "not extended/logical")
    The drive need to have 512bytes per sector. (it's a hardware size, you can't change this)
    The drive must be connected alone (no other drive connected at the same time on another USB port. well you can but connect your gamecube drive to usb0 if you have both connected)

    The games must be located in the same place than nintendont, so /games/<whatever you want>/game.iso

    "game.iso" is NOT "Whatever gametitleyouwant.iso" but really the 4th letters "G+A+M+E"
    /games/Mario/game.iso
    /games/zelda/game.iso
    etc.