[Novalug] NUC Me Harder

Jay Hart jhart@kevla.org
Thu Dec 8 06:28:11 EST 2016


JIm,

I would go with CentOS 7...

Jay

> 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
> running!
>
> 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.
>
> JIM
>
> 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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>> greg pryzby
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