[Novalug] NUC Me Harder
James Ewing Cottrell III
Wed Dec 7 18:21:12 EST 2016
The other day, I went out and bought an Intel NUC5PPYH from MicroCenter.
My goal was to have an Infrastructure server that I could leave powered
up (it's only 6W) all the time. I'll run DHCP, a caching DNS, local NTP,
and maybe Squid to cache Web Traffic. I'll also use it as a Build
Server, also running TFTP and a Web Server.
Plus, I can always log onto it and display it thru the TV. I'm using it
UEFI mode, which I plan to do with any machine I can from now on.
Anyway, I tried a bunch of Distros with Varying Degrees of Success.
+ CentOS 7.2 crashes fairly often. Something to do about Fast TSC not
being usable as a clocksource. I hear that "clocksource=acpi_pm" works
on the Linux Command line.
X didn't seem to work, but I built the thing in stages. I'll try all at
+ CentOS 6.8 oddly enough, works nicely. If I wanted to stay in my
Comfort Zone, I'd simple use this. Good thing you can boot a different
OS from different partitions or logical volumes.
+ Ubuntu Xenial worked nicely
+ Fedora 23 and 24 would not do DHCP on the Installation screen.
+ Fedora 27 DID the DHCP in Anaconda, but would NOT do it in the
Installed System. However, I could attach a specific Address/Mask via
ifconfig, add a route, and ping the outside world.
+ OK, my DHCP "server" is a Linksys router, but I would expect Linux
itself to have a better DHCP than Anaconda.
+ I haven't tried the Sound yet, I'll plug in the Headphones soon.
+ I haven't tried the WiFi or the Bluetooth yes.
I'll keep y'all posted.
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