Mini

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  1. lostdwarf
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    lostdwarf GBAtemp Maniac

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    I want to be able to boot any boot.dol off my SD card straight from the bootmii menu,
    there is an SD card picture as the third option in bootmii but i cant get it to do anything!
    i was informed that i have to use Mini to load .dol files from bootmii, only problem is i cant find it, wiibrew.org has no download link (is it not out yet?)
    if i do find it thanks to anyone out there what do i do with it? install it how? and use it how?
    i have heard preloader will let me do this but i dont want preloader.

    can anyone explain what exactly mini is and what mini does in laymans terms? (plain nooby english please)


    sys menu 4.0 PAL
    bootmii as boot2 with backup of nand
    cios rev 10
    HBC
    trucha fixed ios'


    my ultimate goal is to boot directly into Beardfaces COVERFLOADER from bootmii.

    ps i am not a noob but with this i totally feel like one.
    please help me, i like reading and have read into wiibrew wiki and the forums here and everywhere i can but just do not understand it.
     
  2. Mark McDonut

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    you can't yet, it's still in it's infancy and runs a different type of elf that isn't IOS dependant which most homebrew is not coded for, Install and use either CrazyIntro or preloader to run a dol on boot or you're pretty much out of luck. I use preloader, I love it. Don't hate on it, preloader loves you too if you just open up brah.
     
  3. lostdwarf
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    lostdwarf GBAtemp Maniac

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    so you think i should go with preloader then?

    it is one of those apps that my brain just keeps saying 'DONT DO IT OR YOU WILL BREAK YOUR Wii'

    am i just being paranoid? i have bootmii and a nand dump. if i import my nand back to wii if it fails would that get rid of it if it goes wrong?

    what does preloader 'do' when you turn on your wii?

    got any helpfull links?

    in the mood for a read when i get home but cant search as i am at work.
     
  4. roku93

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    Preloader moves your system menus executable and replaces it with it's own. You can set it to auto boot system menu, homebrew channel or .dol so you'll never see it. You can acces the preloader menu by holding reset when your wii boots up.
     
  5. WiiPower

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    BootMii only launches .elfs that are written to NOT use an IOS.
     
  6. lostdwarf
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    genius that explains everything.

    im going to take the plunge and get preloader.
     
  7. Digital1980

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    Quite opposite from the plunge.

    Preloader offers brick protection, or least means of recovery.

    Don't forget to add a boatload of additional features and hacks.

    Skip disc updates, choose which menu to boot, ect.
     
  8. lostdwarf
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    just found banana patcher on wiibrew. looks awesome... surely this is where i should be heading and not pre loader?
     
  9. WiiThoko

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    Banana Patcher will do the same as Preloaders menu hacks. If you want to boot straight to a .dol when you start up your Wii, you will NEED Preloader. And as long as you have BootMii as boot2, I don't see why you should be afraid of bricking your Wii by installing Preloader, just make a NAND dump before you install. (just incase)
     
  10. lostdwarf
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    lostdwarf GBAtemp Maniac

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    yep it seems preloader is the only way to do this... banana patcher has to be turned on every time you want the hacks so not great, startpatch is better.

    think im gonna wait till mini comes out.