[Novalug] NUC Me Harder

James Ewing Cottrell III jecottrell3@comcast.net
Wed Dec 7 22:47:49 EST 2016

Good News Everyone!

As it turns out, it was my Router that was Hinky about DNS. A reboot 
cured those symptoms. Looks like I really need to get this box up and 

Yeah, Sketchy indeed. I think I'm gonna stick to CentOS 6 for now, 
because that's what I know best. Once I get it running as an Install 
Server, I can experiment on the other computers.


On 12/7/2016 6:58 PM, greg pryzby wrote:
> The chip sets are such that support is sketchy in my experience. If
> something works, stick with it
> On Wed, Dec 7, 2016, 6:21 PM James Ewing Cottrell III via Novalug
> <novalug@firemountain.net <mailto:novalug@firemountain.net>> wrote:
>     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
>     once.
>     + 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.
>     JIM
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