Question about IOS slots

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  1. Krestent
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    Do other IOS slots exist, such as IOS1, IOS2, IOS80, or IOS201?
     


  2. Krestent
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    That's all I needed to know, thanks.
     
  3. techboy

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    IOS2 is your system menu.
     
  4. Hells Guardian

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    No it's not. IOS two does not exsist. the IOS 2 slot is simply used by system menu. I highly advise you don't try installing anything to that spot.
     
  5. Krestent
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    Can I safely install something to IOS1 then?
     
  6. giantpune

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    +1^

    all IOSes are of the type 00000001. but that does not mean that all 00000001 stuff is a IOS. boot2, BC, mIOS, and the system menu also hang out in the 00000001 folder.

    installing anything to IOS1 will overwrite boot2. so that is a brick waiting to happen. installing anything to IOS100 or 101 is asking to kill gamecube games for your wii.
     
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    Good thing I made sure before installing an IOS to IOS1 [​IMG]

    So I could go through the database until I find an empty slot?
     
  8. Hells Guardian

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    Indeed although I had not known that boot2 was in slot 1....... Been awhile since I'd looked over the title DB.
     
  9. Hells Guardian

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    102 to 220 should be perfectly safe though I really don't know why you wish to do this..... only way this would be helpful is as a fall back to downgrade other IOS's after an update that wipes all homebrew and modified items as chances are Nintendo will not release an IOS stub for an IOS slot they nor major homebrew uses so it would be left untouched..
     
  10. Krestent
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    I'm also guessing it would be a bad idea for me to install anything to IOS0.
     
  11. Helsionium

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    All slots except the first two are safe (IOS0 is probably not safe either, don't know about it). To avoid conflicts with official software and custom IOSes, start with 201 and go backwards when installing custom stuff to the IOS slots. Never mess with your system menu IOS, which depends on your system menu version. IOS100 and IOS101 are safe. BC and MIOS do not reside in the IOS slots 100 and 101 (decimal), but in 256 and 257 (which is 100 and 101 hexadecimal, these slots are just beyond the 255 IOS slots).
     
  12. Slimmmmmm

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    I never knew this, thanks for the tips.

    So...0,1,2,100,101 can't be used.
     
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    beegee7730 ITS PAAFEKUTO!

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    Not trying to steal the topic, but if I had a .wad file of an IOS, what value would I edit to change the IOS number?
     
  15. XFlak

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    use show mii wads to do it all for u easily and on the fly
     
  16. tj_cool

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    yeah showMiiWads allows you to change the IOS slot to any number you want.
    But I believe its not tested that much, so be careful if you use that function
     
  17. beegee7730

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    Thanks, I probably won't use it yet as I would just install IOS16 to an unused slot with a high version number, but knowing my luck Nintendo would make it the System Menu IOS in a future update.
     
  18. Krestent
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    Sorry for bumping the topic, but I had another relevant question (somewhat). Since the System Menu installs to 0000000100000002, could I potentially have another system menu, say, 3.5K, installed to another folder such as 000000010000009C (slot 156), and have a channel call an IOS there?
     
  19. giantpune

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    probably wouldn't work out too well. the system menu probably expects that it will be at 0x1/0x2 and has some stuff that it does with hardcoded paths. i havent tried it though.
     
  20. Krestent
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    Well, it's worth a try...