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Linux - on wii

Discussion in 'Wii General' started by micro.pw, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. micro.pw

    micro.pw New Member

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    Don't know if anyone here is a Linux fan - but wiili.org is trying to get Linux on wii.
    For none uber techy people - this means that the wii will run like a standard computer- with wiimote support of course- so emulated games could be a strong possiblity!
    What do you people think?
    Will you be installing it even if it means modifing hardware?
    Or will you hope for a live-cd?
     
  2. badboykane

    badboykane New Member

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    It will have to be a live dvd because the Wii memory isn't enough to install linux on.

    You will have to mod the console to use it as otherwise the Wii won't read the disc unless it is a shop retail dvd.

    Luckily my console is already modded so can just download linux if it ever happened.

    At the moment there is no homebrew at all for the Wii so it might be a while off yet before we actually see this working.

    You can already play emulated games on the Wii through the Gamecube homebrew scene
     
  3. blackmamba

    blackmamba New Member

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    If it is like a computer iam will thing about it, because i already have 3 computer, and i would not mod my wii hardware.
     
  4. milskad

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    thats good.
     
  5. badboykane

    badboykane New Member

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    You will also require your Wii modded to use Linux on it, because they don't sell it, they offer it for download and the only way to use downloaded discs on a Wii is to mod it.
     
  6. TimpZ

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    I got a computer. I would buy another computer if I wanted to...
     
  7. killtheoldway

    killtheoldway New Member

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    linux on wii wouldnt be that exciting really, a proper media channel on the wii on the other hand really would!!
     
  8. k-boz

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    yeah, not that exciting, but still sounds kinda interesting if it were true
     
  9. sad

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    maybe..
     
  10. kaitora

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    ever heard of DSL??? Damn Small Linux... and that was designed to fit on pen drives... and what does wii have at the back?? USB.... think about it.... all that is needed is someone to ready drivers so that a pen drive is useable on wii... et voila
     
  11. killtheoldway

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    thats tue i have linux on a boot CD! and its less than 700mb, but still to me doesnt seem that interesting, why would u want to turn your games console into a OS ?
     
  12. kaitora

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    check out linux on ps2 if you must... but linux can be on a lot of things... people have it on computers... ipods... ps2's etc.... i always used to think it was the challenge...
     
  13. badboykane

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    Linux is already on the Gamecube and if you have a modded wii you can run it on that anyway, there won't be much of a change between the GC and Wii versions
     
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    so what exactly do you do with linux on cube/wii then?
     
  15. badboykane

    badboykane New Member

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    Nothing really, its just people like to show what they can do with homebrew on modded consoles.
    Everything they get to work is a step further in development for something else.
     

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