This article lists every major Linux distribution available for the Nintendo Wii.
=== WiiToo! === [[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. *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
=== Whiite ===
*Based on Debian Lenny 5.0
*Major update with many new apps and features
*Wifi Support when running with [http://www.gc-linux.org/wiki/MINI:KernelPreviewFour MikeP4]
*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://downloads.sourceforge.net/gc-linux/debian-etch-4.0%2Bwhiite-0.1.tar.bz2 Version 0.1 (Debian Etch 4.0) Download]
*Last updated: 21 Oct 2009
Miight === *This project is dead, and was never publicly released. *Designed to be a full distribution for noobs. *It can be installed normally like any other homebrew app (no partitioning needed), and includes many more features. Including the following: **An easy way to switch between TV types (although it does require a restart) **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). **Many, many more apps **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 ===
*File-system tars can be found [http://thestorm.taricorp.net/archii/tarballs/ here]
*Last updated: 11 July 2009
=== Bliight ===
*A full Gentoo distribution for the Wii.
*It uses the whiite method of installation.
*Made by T7g
*Last updated: 8 December 2008
=== XWhiite ===
*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.
==== Proof of Concept 0.2 ====
==== Proof of Concept 0.1 ====