I installed BootMii...

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  1. CHUNKYBOWSER
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    But not as a boot2, I just open it from the Homebrew Channel. Does that mean if I brick my Wii I can't recover anything with BootMii? Should I reinstall BootMii as a boot2? I have a LU10 Wii. (Launch)
     
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    Yes, you'll need it at boot2 for it to give you brick protection. You can install it as both IOS and boot2 if you want.
     
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    If you can install it as boot2, you really should do that.
    only that will provide the full brick protection (but only if you already have created a nand backup)
     
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    Can I create a nand backup with BootMii?
     
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    Yes. In the bootmii menu (control it with a gamecube controller or the power & reset button on wii) you can create a backup. It will create a nand.bin file on SD, 528MB in size.
     
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    Yeah, that's kind of the whole point of BootMii.
    edit:dangit, someone posted at the same time as me...
     
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    BootMii as an IOS will offer some ability to restore things, but only if you have access to the Homebrew Channel. As already stated, BootMii as boot2 is best for brick protection, assuming that you have the ability to install it as boot2.

    Yes, you can. Remember, you must do that first in order to restore the NAND later.
     
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    OK, I downloaded the Hackmii folder again with Bootmii on it. Where do I put it on my SD card to install it again?
     
  9. WiiThoko

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    In the apps folder of your SD card. Remember to change the name of the installer.elf to boot.elf though...
     
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    If you are using the Homebrew Channel, unzip the 'hackmii_installer_beta2' file, place the 'hackmii_installer_beta2' folder inside of the first one into the 'apps' folder of your SD card, and rename 'installer.elf' to 'boot.elf'.
     
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    Thanks guys, I installed the boot2 and I'm backing up my nand right now.

    Are bad blocks actually bad? XD I've got four and I'm not even half way through.
     
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    OK, thanks, all these bad blocks were worrying me. xD

    Thanks to everyone again for the help!
     
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    Having some bad blocks is normal. Flash memory chips are complicated things. They're pre-marked as bad so they won't be used
     
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    Hey, I've got a quick question. I know having bad blocks isn't bad, but what about having only one bad block? Is that fine?
     
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    Yes, that is fine. Anything less than eighty is considered to be normal.
     
  17. emachine

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    i have successfully installed bootmii v2 and had a backup of my 3.2U wii. then i have just upgraded my wii into 4.0. i also want to have a backup of my 4.0 wii. question, can i use the same sd card with my 3.2 backup to create a new backup of my 4.0? will bootmii create a new file name for my 4.0 NAND or will it just overwrite the 3.2? TIA

    ***sorry mod, just posted my query to another thread here at the forum... just delete my post here. thanks****
     
  18. bnm81002

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    so the backup will be done automatically? I don't have to create a bin folder on the root of my SDHC card?