On 08/01/15 02:32 PM, david wrote: > Folks > > The price point of Intel's NUC unit makes it attractive to use as a > server that doesn't have significant computational load. In my > environment, a USB connected hard-drive could provide all the storage > needed. I wonder if anyone has had experience with it, and can answer: > > 1) Does Centos6 and/or Centos7 install from a USB connected optical > drive? or a USB flash drive? I'd prefer to do a NetInstall. > > If the answer is essentially no, there's no point in continuing. > > 2) Is the Ethernet connection supported by NetInstall and the subsequent > OS? > > 3) Is it possible to add an additional NIC for possible use as a home > router/gateway? If not internally, then via a USB connected NIC? > > Any thoughts on the subject would be appreciated. > > David > San Francisco I installed CentOS 7 on a pair of NUCs using a PXE server, but I see no reason why a USB DVD wouldn't be a problem. The onboard wired connection works flawlessly, the wireless is an optional card so it depends what you buy. The Intel wifi card I got worked without hassle. USB NICs will be fine, I've used the Apple USB2->100Mbps adapters for RHEL 6 and they "just work". I've used the Siig USB3->gbit adapters and they "just work" in Fedora, but needed the drivers installed for EL6 (didn't try EL7, I expect they'd just work there). I would get the model NUC with 2.5" drive and go that route, much harder to accidentally known an internal drive out. -- Digimer Papers and Projects: https://alteeve.ca/w/ What if the cure for cancer is trapped in the mind of a person without access to education?