I have my Wii modded as per these instructions. I used different files I downloaded elsewhere, so I have no idea what cIOS version I'm actually using. However, I can say that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Reflex Edition does work off of a burned DVD. So backups are indeed working. I just don't want to burn DVDs over and over again, plus I heard New Super Mario Bros. Wii needs to be loaded off a hard drive. So, I intend to use a USB hard drive. The problem is, this step doesn't have a lot of guides, and I'm not sure there are any good guides for doing it on Linux. I have Ubuntu 9.10 x64, several Wii .iso files to work with (some apparently scrubbed, some not), and NeoGamma r8 beta15. I'm willing to use any loader, as long as I don't have to mess with the system any further I want to set up a WBFS on an 80GB laptop drive that will be completely dedicated to this task. I don't mind working with the command line; I am, after all, a professional But, I do need the latest versions of whatever programs are needed to do this, and my searches have turned up mixed information (none of it recent). Alternately, I saw another topic that mentions using a FAT32 USB device instead. It seems like it would be easier, and accessible from any OS without any configuration, but I haven't found any further information on the subject. And, if at all possible, I would like to remove any useless data, because some of these games are actually under 2GB. Can anyone give me detailed information on how to proceed with this?