Thanks so much, you are correct.
As I am not willing to install a whole linux on my pc (maybe in the near future). I used the installer method, with rename the kernal and filesystem name to lenny. Now, able to boot whiite on my Wii  :)

However, just wonder if this lenny debian already enable the wifi?
In "Configuring a wireless network connection", it writes:


You need the following userland packages in Debian to configure and operate the Nintendo Wii WLAN card:

You can issue the following commands as root from your Nintendo Wii to install those packages:

whiite:~# apt-get update
whiite:~# apt-get install udev wireless-tools wpasupplicant




But as I didn't get wifi work, how could I use "apt-get update".
I know there should be a way to download on PC and copy on to Wii, then enable my wifi. It seems that I need to gain some Debian knowledge first.

2009/12/3 Albert Herranz <albert_herranz@yahoo.es>
>Hi
>

Hi

>This is the first time I use linux. I followed the steps in "Getting Started with Linux on the Nintendo Wii: The whiite-linux system".
>Then I met the following errors when I use HBC trying to boot linux:

Well, you didn't actually follow it :)

>...
>... (It seems that the ext3 partition is mounted successfully through the logs)
>...
>Warning : unable to open an initial console
>Kernel panic - not syncing : No init found. Try passing init = option to kernel
>...
>...(after some trace dump, it says it will reboot in 180 sec)
>...
>
>One more thing, I use winrar to extract file system "from debian-lenny-5.0+whiite-1.10.tar.bz2", it complains that some file already exists,
>and I choose "Yes" to overwrite the existing files. I listed those files as below:
>
>.\lib\libxt_MARK.so
>.\lib\xtables\libipt_set.so
>.\lib\xtables\libip6t_hl.so
>.\lib\xtables\libxt_TCPMSS.so
>.\lib\xtables\libxt_dscp.so
>.\lib\xtables\libxt_TOS.so
>.\lib\xtables\libxt_RATEEST.so
>.\lib\xtables\libxt_CONNMARK.so
>.\lib\xtables\libipt_ECN.so
>.\lib\xtables\libipt_TTL.so
>

You need to use a proper tool to decompress the files. Winrar isn't. Use tar as the wiki document explains.

The "unable to open initial console" is caused by the failure of your decompression tool to properly create device nodes. The other error maybe caused by the failure of your tool to deal with links.

>I wonder if that caused the problem ~> Anybody could give me some hint? Many thanks.
>

Just follow the wiki document.

Cheers,
Albert