Wii Linux (XWhiite 0.2) with working WiFi tutorial

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    Hmmm.... i think the kernel loads, but it can't go further than usb: Broadcom etc... and then it does nothing anymore :(


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    That's the same thing that happens when you load a MINI kernel through IOS, or an IOS kernel through Bootmii... Did you try the other kernel? (You are talking about farters kernels, right?)
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    Tried xwhiite 2.6.27b tried the one distributed with the bootmii replacement and tried mikep5 but loaded through HBC
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    You could try unplugging, plugging they keyboard again, and the image posted was from gc-linux latest Mikep5 as bootmii (MiNI). Be sure to follow the guide and should work =)
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    Already tried, simply went to the previous message and stopped there
    EDIT: There also says warning unable to open an initial console
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    Yeah, it stops after saying what USB devices were found. Hangs in the middle of the boot.
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    Ok, i did this on another wii testerday and worked fine... keep trying. Use a 2GB card to perform the install (don't USB because you need to edit the kernel's access path).

    EDIT: The tarball I posted i'm talking about. It has a newer kernel anyway. And it's working (using gc-linux wxhiite installer).

    Also, if Mini == Load through bootmii

    if IOS == Load HBC.

    SD card must have 3 partitions: 1 FAT, 1 EXT2, 1 SWAP Area- FAT has the bootmii/hbc files, ext2 has the linux fs and swap serves as caching files.
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    Errhh to edit the path: is there a way to mount the card at the PC?
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    You better perform the install process again, because seems like you did something wrong.
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    Wait, do I have Debian Lenny???
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    debian lenny 5 ppc (kernel 2.3.32)
    the bootloader (elf) is MiNI mikep5
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    I have a SDHC Card (4GB) could there be a problem with the installer?
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    I don't think so. The Tarball that Coto posted with the installer I installed it on an SDHC card...
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    Oh, shoot. I installed farters mess/kernel/screen and now my wifi isn't working. I'm missing some files. ifup wlan1 says the same thing: no such device and all of that junk. iwconfig says "lo no wireless extensions". So I did modprobe b43 and it says:
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    WARNING: Could not open 'kernel/drivers/leds/led-class.ko': No such file or directory
    WARNING: Could not open 'kernel/net/wireless/cfg80211.ko': No such file or directory
    WARNING: Could not open 'kernel/net/mac80211/mac80211.ko': No such file or directory
    FATAL: Could not open 'kernel/drivers/net/wireless/b43/b43.ko': No such file or directory
    Heh heh, I think I might not have extracted something right here...

    BTW are you still having problems with it? @Littlefighter19
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    You need to get

    openfwwf-5.2-bin.tar.gz (Wii's internal wireless linux drivers). Install them properly (mount a USB stick, dunno), depmod -a THEN try modprobe b43

    Then again, try iwconfig, it should work. It works on 2 kernels so far (tested ba myself)..
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    Oh yeah, I solved that a while ago.
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    Coto maybe you can help me. I've spent a solid week trying to install whiite+xwhiite linux on my wii. I followed your instructions above - it appears to detect the card, and wlan0 is detected, but it says DHCPDISCOVER on wlan1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval (x)
    Then it says "No DHCPOFFERS received."
    Please help me! I need a christmas miracle!
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    Hello i am using wii linux but i can't use modprobe because there are no modules.
    How can i get those modules?
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    Yeah that happened to me too, so sad to read this now feb 9 of 2012..

    Back in the day, after hours and hours of figuring such issues, I found out that the distro version had issues with it. I can't remember if it was 5.0 (lenny) or 6.0(squeeze), AND the wireless drivers bundled with the kernel were faulty. Since I don't have my wii right now, you'll have to figure out how to re-install Wireless drivers (I believe one of the sites I posted before have a lot of info on how to reinstall wireless drivers, rebuild the kernel (5.0 was stable and faster.. ;) ), and initialize them correctly.

    you have to:

    1. Get the latest wireless drivers here

    2. find a way to move them inside your Wii FS (USB HDDs mounting is nice)

    3. untar and install them.

    4. modprobe b43 to initialize wireless

    5. iwconfig to check connectivity.

    6. optional: check first through OPEN security, then WEP as WEP may be tricky to work at first while you edit the LAN /etc/network/interfaces file

    **OR**

    It could simply be you didn't set up correctly the /etc/network/interfaces file (nano is the editor here..)

    once you're done with the setup, type ifup wlanX (where X is the matching number of the detected wireless card)
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    Those are bundled, but if you don't run wiilinux from MINI wireless won't work.. you won't have access to it so modprobe will not find anything.

    Try iwconfig to see if your card was already detected

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