Yes, I changed tack godreborn. I thought it would be easier setting this console up than I thought. I bought it second hand, and it had haxchi/cbhc/mocha on it. I had hoped to just install a forwarder in the WiiU menu and it would open vWii USB loader GX, utilising the setup from the original Wii, as well as being able to install WiiU games on the NTFS portion of the drive.
RHOPKINS13, I've installed d2x-v10-beta52-vWii into the 3 slots as directed here - https://www.homebrewgeneral.net/2019/06/vwii-modding.html?m=1
as well as the USB Loader GX vWii redirector, plus the UStealth boot.dol on the USB:\\apps\USBLoader GX folder. I think my problem is now the hard drive needs a double power plug; I've ordered one.
While I'm on a good thing and I haven't outstayed my welcome here yet, I'll throw in one more question.
Do I need mocha and rednand? If not, what's the best way to go? My plan is to make this console as kid friendly as possible. Thanks for the help guys/girls.