Just did a MODmii softmod, and all is working well. I have partitioned my USB drive with FAT32 & WBFS. The games all load fine and I'm happy with the way it's working. The issue I have is without the SD card in the Wii, usb loader won't work, and homebrew is empty (I copied everything from the SD card to the FAT32 partition on the HDD, and modified all the file paths in USB loader settings to poing to USB1. Can anyone ;point me in the right direction? BTW, the HDisk works fine in the 2nd Wii I have that was softmoded by someone else without the SD card installed.