|Setting up linux-wiiu|
This page walks you through setting up linux-wiiu for the first time.
You should have these before starting with this guide:
- A Wii U
- An SD card
- A USB keyboard
- A display for your Wii U
- A PC or Android phone
- A USB drive for linux, at least 1GB recommended (All files will be deleted from this drive during the process)
- An internet connection for the items below:
- A flashable image (Available on a distribution's page or self-made)
- The files from the Downloads section of the table on the right
|The Wii U homebrew scene is constantly evolving, and this section may become outdated, YMMV. Last update was , written for Tiramisu.|
You need to have homebrew on your Wii U, specifically Tiramisu. If you don't already have it, follow hacks.guide - make sure to select fw.img loader on the Tiramisu for your café step in addition to what the guide suggests.
If you already have Tiramisu, download fw.img loader.
SD card setup
- Connect your SD card to your computer or Android phone.
- If you downloaded fw.img loader separately in the last step, copy the
wiiufolder from the zip to the root of your SD card.
fw.imgto the root of your SD card.
- Create a folder called
linuxon the root of the SD card and then copy
dtbImage.wiiuinto this folder.
- You can now put the SD card back in your Wii U.
Follow the Flashing guide and come back to this page when finished.
Start up your Wii U. If you have Autobooting Tiramisu set up, hold B on the GamePad while the Wii U logo is onscreen. The window is a bit tight, so it may take a few attempts. If you do not have autoboot, hold B on the GamePad while opening Health and Safety.
If successful, you will see a menu with white text on a black background, providing options like default, nanddumper, etc. Select fw_img_loader and press A.
You will now load into linux. It may take some time and show a pink screen - this is normal, just wait.
You should be able to log in with the username
root and password
You can change your password by running
passwd and expand the partition on the USB drive so you can use the whole drive by running
/usr/local/share/linux-wiiu/rootfs_enlarge.sh ( Debian only)