I want to know more about how the Wii U boots

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by supermario18, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. supermario18
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    supermario18 That Mario fan

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    So, I want to know more about how the Wii U boots up. I wanna know about things like the bootloader, or the bios (if there is one), and whether it could be possible to boot an OS from a storage device other than any internal ones, such as a CD or SD card or USB flash drive. Is there anywhere where I can find this information?
     
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    Thanks!

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    But that's more about vwii...
     
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    I take it you havent watched the full video :rolleyes:
     
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    supermario18 That Mario fan

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    Just watched the whole thing. So, it is possible to boot a signed SD card image used for recovery by Nintendo. But, only Nintendo has access to this image, and no-one has leaked it (yet). And here I was, thinking that it would be possible to install Mac OS X 10.2 (which runs on PPC, which is the Wii U's CPU architecture) on the Wii U....

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    xtheman GBAtemp Guru

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    How did you think that? You can't just install a os on a console without a shitton of tweaking and hardware mods.

    Also people would prefer to install Linux not mac os
     
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    ItsKipz l33t hax0r

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    The C: drive
    I mean if TRI-nux was a thing, theoretically that leaked image would allow us something akin to A9LH or a port of the Linux kernel (maybe?)

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    Yeah, but tri-nux?
     
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    QuarkTheAwesome Working for Hugs

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    Stuck in the PowerPC
    Never say never. Linux would come first though.
     
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