Wii Linux finally set up

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Wii Linux finally set up

Post by emu_kidid » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:22 pm

I finally set up my Linux on a Wii after I came across some cheap $17 boot2 bootmii Wii's.

I set it up to run debian squeeze and it's been going pretty great. I'm a bit of a linux n00b so it's not doing much at the moment other than running apache2 and vsftpd and ssh.

Any recommendations on what I can use it for? I've thought about email/ircd/etc but those would purely be for novelty. I'm thinking about making it do something useful, something I'd use almost daily perhaps - any suggestions?
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Re: Wii Linux finally set up

Post by sm4rty » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:24 pm

print server (cupsd), email server, owncloud.
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Post by julius » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:05 pm

Any gc build planned?
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Post by AC_Orange » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:54 am

I still haven't gone beyond setting up a samba server and using wpa for wireless.
Wouldn't mind using it just for that, a dedicated Wii as a file server and perhaps a terminal torrent client to help with my ratio on certain sites :)
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Post by liquitt » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:52 am

mailserver with postifx or something? :)
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Post by megalomaniac » Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:49 pm

you can use the Wii with USB HDD as network storage for your DM-500 recordings and epg data...
i also have a VLC script to transcode media to DM-500 format if you still use mpeg2
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...11w server....cant beat it!!


also a linux bin for "sharing" to you local dm-500 or a buddies compatible receiver..
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Post by liquitt » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:29 am

btw, what is your setup? how do you boot etc. ?
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Post by emu_kidid » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:43 am

I've put the debian .elf in my /bootmii dir so I hit the power button and linux boots up ;)

still need to fix it to use a static IP addr though or fix the whole name resolution issues I'm having
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Post by liquitt » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:06 am

emu_kidid wrote:I've put the debian .elf in my /bootmii dir so I hit the power button and linux boots up ;)
oh the advantage of using a wii ;)
please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
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http://is.gd/MDmZcr

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