Bootit

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Jan 12, 2009

Bootit by Dr.Tenma at 10:01 PM (4,692 Views / 0 Likes) 17 replies

  1. Dr.Tenma
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    Hello everybody

    Here is a program i´ve working on, to make easier the wiilinux installations. It is called "Boot it" and is a first version of a program similar to grub or lilo, for wii-linux. The final goal would be to boot wiilinux from any device ompatible with it (now only supports USB disks and SDcards), and to boot different linux kernel versions. Also, it should let you install wiilinux in a easier way, following the "linux live" distributions, where you don´t need to create partitions and install filesystems. Now you boot from a preinstalled filesystem image, but as we aren´t using a compressed filesystem, we can read and write as in a normal installation.

    Also, i have compiled some kernel drivers and modules for USB wifi and network adapters. Those are included in the filesystem images attached below. For those who already did an installation on a SDCard partition, you will have to do some changes in order to use this kernel. Here is the "README" where i have written the instructions:


    Warning: Installing wiilinux on a USB hard disk results in a slower system than one installed on a SDCard. This is because reading/writing from USB is slower than using the front SDCArd reader. Anyway, it can be used if you don´t have a 1 GB SDCard or you don´t want to use it. It is better to install on a SDCard.


    Downloads:
    Quote:Boot it! :
    http://www.tehskeen.com/forums/attac...1&d=1231772644

    Filesystem images:
    Bliight.img: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=F5M59HON
    Xwhiite.img: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=W4LHO9LN

    Howto...

    Setup a wireless device:
    http://www.newlinuxuser.com/howto-use-iwconfig/

    Create a compatible image filesystem:
    Source : Tehskeen
     
  2. Jizmo

    Member Jizmo GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Nice, I'm gonna have to check into this in the next couple days when I have the Inkling. Would really like having an NTSC linux installed with a proper GUI.
     
  3. madtamski

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    The "boot-it" link is incomplete can you please correct it?

    *edit* No matter I got it:

    Code:
    http://www.tehskeen.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2508&stc=1&d=1231772644
    I've also upped it to here for those that don't have an account/want to register:

    http://madtamski.com/downloads/bootit.zip

    *edit 2*

    This works a bloody treat!

    No partitioning required and pretty damn fast at loading too!

    Give it a try folks [​IMG]
     
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    @Mods, please delete this post!
     
  5. Jizmo

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    Is this a PAL version? I installed a PAL linux distribution and the menu was off the bottom of the screen. Just would like to know before I try it.
     
  6. madtamski

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    Dunno, as I'm on already on pal and the menu is fine at the bottom of the screen (xwhiite.img)

    btw, I've got a vid playing in vlc on a mounted USB flash drive...not too bad, but to be honest Mplayerwii and Geexbox gives better quality lol

    But hey it's still fun playing around with linux [​IMG]

    p.s. For anyone who wants to to mount a USB (Flash) Drive you enter the commands (in a shell prompt):

    mount /dev/sda1 mnt

    The files on the USB Drive/Flashdrive will then be available in /mnt
     
  7. Dr.Tenma
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    I'm waiting for Muzer's Version that will has Virtual Keyboard [​IMG]
    Updated the first post.
     
  8. OSW

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    I read this but i can't find the issues detailed anywhere!

    Anyone know what the issues are since I'd like to use my USB hub...
     
  9. Dr.Tenma
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    Ask in official thread, author could hel you.
     
  10. t7g

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    Actually, I think Bliight and xwhiite both have onscreen keyboards, do you honestly think we're that lazy? Bliight even has two seperate ones I believe.

    by the way, many thanks to nuvalo for all the hard work he's done for the wii linux community, without him we'd probably not be half as far as we are now.

    As for the usb issues that were mentioned...

    When you use a usb hub, you have to have everything connected to it before you boot up wii linux, or it simply won't be seen, and you can't disconnect and reconnect any device on a usb hub, when using a usb hub with wii linux, only the devices you had when you booted the system will work, and for example, if you disconnect one, it will leave and not come back until the next reboot.
     
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    I WANT SOME BOO-TIT
     
  12. Blue-K

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    Seems to work fine..but still get that X-Server Error with Bliight..Screen flickers to green, then goes to bash, then to green, then to bash, etc...then the X-Server Error comes...sad [​IMG] ...I know XWhiite works, but I wanted to try Bliight, but it simply don't work...


    Anyways, great App, easier than the Installer [​IMG]!!!
     
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    Doesn't work for me. I'm using a disk image, bliight.img, and when I go to Disk image, then USB[using a 60GB USB hard drive, FAT32], then type in the file name, it gives me an error with no time to read it and immediately goes back to the first menu again. I did catch a glimpse of "invalid argument" or something, though. Any ideas?
     
  14. jeroen80

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    has someone a wiilinux.cfg file for me because i don't have usb keyboard.
    I only have ps2
     
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    Nice job bumping the ~2 year old thread.
     
  16. eadmaster

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    I've installed BootIt with the Homebrew browser.
    Then i've extracted "Xwhiite.img" into my USB pendrive root dir.
    Now, when launching via the HBC i always get a black screen (no menu).
     
  17. wall

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    I have a similar problem, after lauching Boot-It I see normal DOS characters on a black background but when it gets to the selection menu the screen is flickering and the Wiimote loses connection. BTW, if someone could upload xwhiite.img or bliight.img I would be very thankful.
     
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