|libc||glibc or musl|
|Flashable img||Coming soon!|
|Rootfs tarball||2020-08-25 (glibc)|
By default, you can log in as root with password voidlinux. First thing we should do is change the password.
# Update root's password. This will ask you for the current, then the new password, twice. passwd # check the date. it's likely in 1970, since linux-wiiu doesn't support the console's RTC yet date # let's set it to something vaguely recent, so the internet will work properly later. use today's date date -s 2020-02-27 # let's see what timezones are available... ls /usr/share/zoneinfo # let's see what cities are in a specific country - use one you saw before as needed ls /usr/share/zoneinfo/Australia # okay, picked one - let's set it echo 'TIMEZONE="Australia/Sydney"' >> /etc/rc.conf
Once the Internet is working, Void PPC's NTP setup instructions will help you make your clock more accurate.
Bringing up Internet
The rootfs tarball does not come with bluetooth support out of the box, so make sure to have a USB Ethernet device ready, or a phone for USB Tethering. With your device plugged in and configured (see the linked articles for details):
# list attached networking devices. you'll see a bunch of numbered items - "0: lo"; "1: sit0" etc. # you're looking for ethX (usb ethernet device) or usbX (tethered phone) where X is any number. Take note of which you have. ip a # now, let's get that set up with an IP address. Use ethX/usbX instead of eth0 as appropriate. dhcpcd -w eth0 # see if that worked - under your ethX/usbX device, you should now have a "inet" line with "192.something" or "10.something". ip a
At this point, you can follow Void PPC's post-installation instructions which cover updating the system, getting a more accurate clock via NTP, and other setup tasks. Skip anything that mentions Apple hardware or GRUB, as they aren't relevant to Wii U right now.