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James Lake wrote:
> 'Lo list:
> Though I've never tried to hack together a modified operating system,
> I wanted to know if something is feasible related to Ubuntu Linux.
> For starters, I am well aware of the memory restrictions on the Wii.
> We can skip that part when it comes to me not thinking.
> However, there are many different builds of Ubuntu, and I was
> wondering if a modified Xubuntu running minimum with a lighter window
> manager, such as Blackbox or even the basic X11 we all love, would be
> reasonable? From the Ubuntu docs, it seems that Xubuntu itself used to
> run (terribly) on only 64mb RAM, albeit with terrible response. My
> idea would either invovlve creating a new windowing system for Ubuntu
> on the 10-foot paradigm or using something similar to one of the
> previously mentioned builds.
> Is this feasible? If so, what parts of the base Linux Kernal, exactly,
> have you guys ported to the Wii and what parts of a distribution
> source do I need to change to use/include them?
Well, there is already Fluxbuntu (IIRC) which uses fluxbox (not official
though). The currently in-use kernel is 2.6.32, which is before the most
basic Wii support - so you would have to either just use the
bog-standard MIKE kernel, or use the MIKE patches to patch the Ubuntu
kernel (I don't see why not).
You then have the other problem that PPC is no longer handled by
mainline Ubuntu, instead by the community (see for example PSUbuntu for
the PS3) - so you'd probably have a lot of work on your hands.
Hope this helps,
> Thanks for your help,
> ~ J. Lake
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