[CentOS] What RH-like on a Dell XPS 15 (9590)?

Fri Jul 28 13:58:16 UTC 2017
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 07/28/2017 07:51 AM, wwp wrote:
> Hello Johnny,
> On Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:14:49 -0500 Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
>> On 07/28/2017 07:04 AM, wwp wrote:
>>> Hello Johnny,
>>> On Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:44:33 -0500 Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
>>>> On 07/28/2017 05:40 AM, Johnny Hughes wrote:  
>>>>> On 07/27/2017 12:25 PM, wwp wrote:    
>>>>>> Hello there,
>>>>>> I've just got a Dell XPS 15 (9590) at work and need to set up a stable
>>>>>> GNU/Linux system on it. I thought of CentOS7, but.. obviously its
>>>>>> kernel can't run on this hardware.
>>>>>> What would you recommend? Waiting for CentOS8 is not an option unless
>>>>>> it's a question of few weeks. Are there respins of the CentOS7 DVDs w/
>>>>>> more top-recent kernels? I'm know of Fedora 26 or course, and not
>>>>>> willing to switch to Ubuntu 16.10 at all.
>>>>> I have an experimental 4.9.x kernel stream for x86_64.  Let me see if I
>>>>> can create a live-dvd that boots with that kernel and installs.    
>>>> 4.9 kernel tree for CentOS-7 that is.
>>>> It lives here:
>>>> http://mirror.centos.org/altarch/7/experimental/x86_64/
>>>> (currently pushing a 4.9.39 kernel there)  
>>> Thanks, if I succeed in installing a C7, I'll make use of it and
>>> provide feedback.
>> hmmm .. the live ISO fails to boot .. there is not squashfs module ..
>> let me see if I can fix that.
> Where could I get an ISO (once fixed), I only saw RPMs at the link you
> pasted? Or do I have to assemble myself in some way?

Once I get a working ISO that installs, I'll post a link.

You would have to set up the experimental repo in /etc/yum.repos.d/ to
get kernel updates, and those would be RPM only.

In fact, I have a live ISO now that installs (in KVM) .. but I still
need to make sure this kernel updates correctly from the experimental

The kernel (and linux-firmware) rpms are unsigned, but should upgrade
from the experimental repo for future upgrades and those are signed.

So, I should have something installable sometime in the next few hours
that you can try.

Johnny Hughes

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