[Novalug] NUC Me Harder

James Ewing Cottrell III jecottrell3@comcast.net
Fri Dec 9 11:46:20 EST 2016


As I said before, CentOS 7 had Kernel Panic problems, as well as a 
Broken GUI. I'm gonna try again.

I'm also gonna create enough partitions so that I can switch if need be.

JIM

On 12/8/2016 6:28 AM, Jay Hart wrote:
> 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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