Wii ext3 support?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Forsaekn, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. Forsaekn

    Forsaekn GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 27, 2008
    United States
    Is this even possible? i think ive seen only one other time where this idea was discussed, but it didnt lead much of anywhere...so i repropose it.

    ext3 support would be great, universal, and easily supported by linux and ppc based software. It also does not have the limitations that FAT32 has, hardly needs to be defrag'd to maintain effeciency, and in most cases is faster.

    Is there any obstacle that is making this support impossible? With all the wii development and such, Im curious as to why this has never become a reality.

    EDIT: what about this information here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2fsd/

    Its an open source Ext2/3 platform independent filesystem driver. seems like a great place to start. thoughts?
  2. hartleyshc

    hartleyshc GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 2, 2008
    United States
    Gainesville, FL
    Same reason why the wii doesn't support sdhc. No one has written drivers for it.
    Normally Im all about open source and free software (speech and beer), but in this case, I have to disagree. Im sure fat16/32 is a much wider supported file system. Hell, my windows machines at home dont even have ext3 support installed, samba and ftp take care of everything. Also if you are a linux user, I dont know of any distros that don't come with fat16/32 support already enabled. (unless you make your own distro, in that case, you know enough to install the damn support anyways.)