Can HBC even boot Kernel ELFs? I thought that BootMii had to be used? (I had
to use BootMii when i had Whiite installed)
Also, Please post updates on your progress, I am interested in porting
Android to the Wii but dont know enough about the kernels to download and
patch them. I learn by observing mostly, :)
On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 2:11 PM, Marcus Osdoba <marcus.osdoba@...
> Hello Mailinglist,
> I'm trying to bring the recent Debian Squeeze on my new 2nd hand Wii.
> The mikep5 kernel from 2009 loaded via the homebrew channel and does a
> wonderful job. I like to be more flexible with initramfs and
> theoretically have access to all squeeze features form their kernel
> I had some success in crosscompiling ppc kernels on my amd64 box in the
> following variants:
> A) Debian kernel sources + Debian patches + mikep5 patch
> B) Debian kernel sources + Debian patches + wii backports from 2.6.38
> Now I tried to boot the two kernels via HBC, but it gives an error
> message, telling me, that this is not a Wii application.
> The file-tool indeed gives different outputs .
> The question is, how to create a bootable elf kernel for the wii?
> Or a bit more precise, what (ELF-)format does the HBC expect?
> Basically I followed the instructions in the wiki . But I used the
> the Debian make-kpkg tool to create whole debs and extracted the kernel
> image afterwards from this deb. The options for make-kpkg  are nearly
> the same as those listed in wiki:
> --initrd --cross-compile powerc-linux-gnu- --arch powerpc kernel_image
> --append-to-version [...]
> One need to know, that I didn't use the devKitPPC-cross toolchain, but
> the on-board Emdebian crosstoolchain from squeeze (Debian 4.4.5-8).
> Maybe someone on the list knows, what to do to create the appropriate
> ELF format or run into the same traps?
> Many thanks for any hint and/or comment.
> Best regards,
> [1a] original mikep5
> file boot.elf
> boot.elf: ELF 32-bit MSB executable, PowerPC or cisco 4500, version 1
> (SYSV), statically linked, stripped
> [1b] cross compiled debian kernel with mikep5 patches
> ossy@...$ file vmlinux-2.6.32+mikep5
> vmlinux-2.6.32+mikep5: ELF 32-bit MSB executable, PowerPC or cisco 4500,
> version 1 (SYSV), statically linked, with unknown capability 0x41000000
> = 0x13676e75, with unknown capability 0x10000 = 0xb0402, not stripped
> ossy@...$ file vmlinux-2.6.32+wiibackport
> vmlinux-2.6.32+wiibackport: ELF 32-bit MSB executable, PowerPC or cisco
> 4500, version 1 (SYSV), statically linked, with unknown capability
> 0x41000000 = 0x13676e75, with unknown capability 0x10000 = 0xb0402, not
>  http://www.gc-linux.org/wiki/Building_a_GameCube_Linux_Kernel
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