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This article lists every major Linux distribution available for the Nintendo Wii.
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This article lists every major Linux distribution available for the Nintendo Wii. The distributions that have been abandoned/deprecated are listed in the Talk page.
  
=== WiiToo! ===
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=== Wii-Linux-NGX ===
[[WiiToo!]] is a minimal precompiled stage4 made to let you run [http://www.gentoo.org/ Gentoo] on your Wii using [http://www.gc-linux.org/wiki/MINI:KernelPreviewFour MIKE] and [[Mini]]. It provides all the basic software required to compile and install new programs on it, and some other software ready to be used. The kernel used is plain vanilla-sources & [[Wii-Linux]] patches, so expect WiFi working out of the box.
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*Based on Debian Jessie 8.0
*Ready to use, uncompress, copy, configure and run
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*Made by [https://github.com/neagix neagix], who keeps the repository for the distribution on github
*Highly configurable, like Gentoo
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*USB keyboard isn't a requirement, simply configure your network and use SSH
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Includes several different branches of implementations of the GNU/Linux kernel:
*Can use all the hardware that Wii-Linux is able to use
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* Last update: 29 October 2009
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*[https://github.com/neagix/linux/tree/stable-v3.x stable-v3.x], latest working v3.x kernel with most up to date upstream patches
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*[https://github.com/neagix/linux/tree/experimental-v3.x experimental-v3.x], some features might be broken (SDHC)
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*[https://github.com/neagix/linux/tree/experimental-v4.x experimental-v4.x], some features might be broken (SDHC)
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Current working features:
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*WiFi
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*Reading DVD-ROMs
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*Xorg (using the framebuffer)
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Last Update: 6 September 2017.
  
 
=== Whiite ===
 
=== Whiite ===
 
*Based on Debian Lenny 5.0
 
*Based on Debian Lenny 5.0
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*Made by gc-linux team
 
*Major update with many new apps and features
 
*Major update with many new apps and features
 
*Wifi Support when running with [http://www.gc-linux.org/wiki/MINI:KernelPreviewFour MikeP4]
 
*Wifi Support when running with [http://www.gc-linux.org/wiki/MINI:KernelPreviewFour MikeP4]
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*Easy wifi config tool (in /home/wii/)
 
*Easy wifi config tool (in /home/wii/)
 
*[http://sourceforge.net/projects/gc-linux/files/wii-linux/whiite-linux-1.10/debian-lenny-5.0%2Bwhiite-1.10.tar.bz2/download Version 1.10 (Debian Lenny 5.0) Download]
 
*[http://sourceforge.net/projects/gc-linux/files/wii-linux/whiite-linux-1.10/debian-lenny-5.0%2Bwhiite-1.10.tar.bz2/download Version 1.10 (Debian Lenny 5.0) Download]
*[http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gc-linux/debian-etch-4.0%2Bwhiite-0.1.tar.bz2 Version 0.1 (Debian Etch 4.0) Download]
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*Current kernel version is MikeP5 based on linux kernel 2.6.32
 
*Last updated: 21 Oct 2009
 
*Last updated: 21 Oct 2009
  
=== Miight ===
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=== WiiToo! ===
*This project is dead, and was never publicly released.
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[[WiiToo!]] is a minimal precompiled stage4 made to let you run [http://www.gentoo.org/ Gentoo] on your Wii using [http://www.gc-linux.org/wiki/MINI:KernelPreviewFour MIKE] and [[Mini]]. It provides all the basic software required to compile and install new programs on it, and some other software ready to be used. The kernel used is plain vanilla-sources & [[Wii-Linux]] patches, so expect WiFi working out of the box.
*Designed to be a full distribution for noobs.
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*Ready to use, uncompress, copy, configure and run
*It can be installed normally like any other homebrew app (no partitioning needed), and includes many more features. Including the following:
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*Highly configurable, like Gentoo
**An easy way to switch between TV types (although it does require a restart)
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*USB keyboard isn't a requirement, simply configure your network and use SSH
**The ability to install a disk image directly onto a normal partition on an SD card or USB flash drive, meaning absolutely no partitioning or anything (hopefully).
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*Can use all the hardware that Wii-Linux is able to use
**Many, many more apps
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* Last update: 29 October 2009
**An easy-to-use media mounter
 
**Contributions from many users
 
**Supertux
 
**A pretty screensaver
 
**Probably a lot more that I forgot to list
 
*It was momentarily leaked but it was soon, for lack of a better term, unleaked.
 
*After being released, bertjan had said he would abandon his own distribution and contribute to this one instead.
 
*The site is no longer up, but progress updates were previously located at [http://hbcapps.com/miight/blog http://hbcapps.com/miight/blog]. For older posts see [http://tehum.blogspot.com http://tehum.blogspot.com], a blog I shared with someone else when I couldn't be bothered to get my own.
 
*Made by [[User:Muzer|Muzer]]
 
  
 
=== Archii ===
 
=== Archii ===
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*File-system tars can be found [http://thestorm.taricorp.net/archii/tarballs/ here]
 
*File-system tars can be found [http://thestorm.taricorp.net/archii/tarballs/ here]
 
*Last updated: 11 July 2009
 
*Last updated: 11 July 2009
 
=== Bliight ===
 
*A full Gentoo distribution for the Wii.
 
*It uses the whiite method of installation.
 
*Made by T7g
 
*[tehskeen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9848 Download/Discussion]
 
*Last updated: 8 December 2008
 
  
 
=== XWhiite ===
 
=== XWhiite ===
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*It has now been updated to v0.2
 
*It has now been updated to v0.2
 
*Made by bertjan
 
*Made by bertjan
*[tehskeen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9777 Download/Discussion]
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*[https://mega.nz/#!O0tjXCrK!etpJQMHvTOzQtORQw_J8J1twOLXfo5O1cPQfEASLVZY v0.2 Download]
 
*Last updated: 02 December 2008
 
*Last updated: 02 December 2008
 
=== PoC ===
 
These are small, stand-alone distributions that were merely to demonstrate that Linux could run on the Wii. These distributions are very limited in functionality and are not recommended. Instead, use one of the above distributions (XWhiite, Bliight are recommended).
 
 
==== Proof of Concept 0.4 ====
 
*Adds support for USB keyboards through the IOS keyboard interface.
 
*[http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gc-linux/wii-linux-PoC-0.4.tar.gz Main Download]
 
*[http://ostsoft.net/go?to=wiidl&dl=19 Mirrored Download]
 
 
==== Proof of Concept 0.3 ====
 
*Adds read and write support for the front SD card slot.
 
*[http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gc-linux/wii-linux-PoC-0.3.tar.gz Download]
 
 
==== Proof of Concept 0.2 ====
 
*[http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gc-linux/wii-linux-PoC-0.2.tar.gz Download]
 
 
==== Proof of Concept 0.1 ====
 
*[http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gc-linux/wii-linux-PoC-0.1.tgz Download]
 

Latest revision as of 16:05, 15 December 2019

This article lists every major Linux distribution available for the Nintendo Wii. The distributions that have been abandoned/deprecated are listed in the Talk page.

Wii-Linux-NGX

  • Based on Debian Jessie 8.0
  • Made by neagix, who keeps the repository for the distribution on github

Includes several different branches of implementations of the GNU/Linux kernel:

Current working features:

  • WiFi
  • Reading DVD-ROMs
  • Xorg (using the framebuffer)

Last Update: 6 September 2017.

Whiite

  • Based on Debian Lenny 5.0
  • Made by gc-linux team
  • Major update with many new apps and features
  • Wifi Support when running with MikeP4
  • DVD Support when running with MikeP5
  • Easy wifi config tool (in /home/wii/)
  • Version 1.10 (Debian Lenny 5.0) Download
  • Current kernel version is MikeP5 based on linux kernel 2.6.32
  • Last updated: 21 Oct 2009

WiiToo!

WiiToo! is a minimal precompiled stage4 made to let you run Gentoo on your Wii using MIKE and Mini. It provides all the basic software required to compile and install new programs on it, and some other software ready to be used. The kernel used is plain vanilla-sources & Wii-Linux patches, so expect WiFi working out of the box.

  • Ready to use, uncompress, copy, configure and run
  • Highly configurable, like Gentoo
  • USB keyboard isn't a requirement, simply configure your network and use SSH
  • Can use all the hardware that Wii-Linux is able to use
  • Last update: 29 October 2009

Archii

  • Arch Linux PPC for the Wii
  • Designed for use with the new MIKE p1 kernel but can be made to work with Boot it or any other kernel release.
  • Made By TheStorm/JonimusPrime and zc00gii
  • Is designed for more advanced users to create from scratch but minimal and X11 file-system tars are available
    • The X11 tar has X.Org installed along with the OpenBox3 WM and Cwiid for Wiimote input
    • It also includes the Opera Browser, X-Chat IRC client and Pidgin IM client
    • The Minimal image is just enough to get you booted and the end user can install any packages they wish using pacman
  • ArchWiki-WiiTutorial
  • File-system tars can be found here
  • Last updated: 11 July 2009

XWhiite

  • Whiite but with the X.Org environment successfully implemented.
  • It currently uses kernel 2.6.27b.
  • It also includes some applications including Firefox.
  • It uses the whiite method of installation
  • It has now been updated to v0.2
  • Made by bertjan
  • v0.2 Download
  • Last updated: 02 December 2008