Use Preloader to boot directly into USB loader?

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  1. rwilts
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    rwilts GBAtemp Regular

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    Is it possible to use the boot options in preloader to boot a USB loader dol directly on start up. so that when starting Wii it would load a coverflow style loader? ( already got the loaders from here )

    tA
     
  2. hackotedelaplaqu

    hackotedelaplaqu GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I read autobooting a USBLoader dol file will code dump with preloader.
    But I've found a usefull trick.
    I'm using CrazyIndroVideol.dol as autoboot file.
    In CrazyIndroVideo.xml I'v setup a shortcut with D-Pad Down to boot My USBLoader forwader channel. [​IMG]
     
  3. steve-p

    steve-p GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    no,
    but you may get it to run a forwarder-wad

    if you try and run a loader-wad it will segfault - i tried it.
     
  4. rwilts
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    Ok, thanks, may give the forwarder a try.
     
  5. earthworm

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    I've had no problem booting directly into the usb loader using preloader .29 [​IMG]
     
  6. rwilts
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    How exactly have you got it set up the?
     
  7. earthworm

    earthworm Advanced Member

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    I just installed the loader .dol file from the preloader main menu, then went into settings and picked the option to boot into the file instead of the system menu....works great [​IMG]
     
  8. rwilts
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    Tha mans right - just installed boot.dol for 1.5 and then choose - boot from file and it went straight into loader - NICE
     
  9. hackotedelaplaqu

    hackotedelaplaqu GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Does this work with Ultimate Loader or only Waninkoko SD/USB 1.5 ?

    [EDIT]
    I prefer the crazy intro method since I love my raving rabids intro movie ! :-)
     
  10. delta123

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    it works with the ultimate loader. make sure your config.txt etc. are in the root of your cd card along with the dol file.
     
  11. rwilts
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    Also works with Applebelly's 3 box loader.
     
  12. data0002

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    Hi Delta123. i tryed moving ultimate loader dol (7.3(1.5)) and the two txt files to the root, when run from preloader (0.29) i get a code dump
     
  13. Don Killah

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    I saw Wiicrazy working on his specific loader. but yes, with preloader+ crazyintro or preloader + usbloader, you can do it.
     
  14. kedest

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    I'm thinking of setting up my Wii like that too.
    I'm using the loader from the WiiShizza thread. It reads stuff from SD (like background, covers and other settings). How would that work?
    Would that dol run directly as autoboot or should I extract the dol from a forwarder channel and use that as autoboot?
     
  15. data0002

    data0002 Advanced Member

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    I would like to know as well
     
  16. rwilts
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    From todays experience - booting into loader dol makes it work as normal - reads all stuff of sd card as required.
     
  17. kedest

    kedest GBAtemp Psycho!

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    How does the dol know where to read the files then? Normally, when launched through HBC or forwarder, the directory is passed as an argument so the loader will know where to look.
     
  18. rwilts
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    rwilts GBAtemp Regular

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    I had not bothered to look into forwarders so cannot comment.

    But simply what I have done is use preloader to install the original boot.dol file (hbc) into NAND. Then told preloader to boot into file at start up. I have tried two different loaders and both worked perfectly- including reading box art from sd card.
     
  19. data0002

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    Now i am lost the only boot.dol(hbc) file i had. tryed to install hbc which was already installed
     
  20. delta123

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    make sure you install the dol not run it. running it always code dums for me too, but install then restart and let it boot directly to the file works like a treat.
     
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